As the City prepares to adopt its two-year operating budget for FY 2019-2021, our focus is on addressing the priorities and maintaining the quality of life services our community expects and deserves in a fiscally responsible, accountable manner.
While revenues remain stable, a February 26, 2019 presentation to the City Council showed that the City’s unfunded infrastructure needs continue to grow, and the largest contributor to this liability is unfunded maintenance on roads. This accounts for approximately $21 million in unfunded road repair needs per year, and that figure will only grow if left unaddressed.
This spring, the Council and staff will continue work on a budget stabilization project, which began last year. Council is considering a number of budget stability measures to address the anticipated shortfall while maintaining quality of life services such as public safety, road maintenance and recreation. These options will be explored in several upcoming meetings.
Residents are encouraged to participate in these public meetings to provide input. If you cannot attend one of these meetings, please submit your comments, suggestions and service priorities through this Community Feedback form. The City will continue to gather feedback about residents' priorities and maintaining fiscal stability in the coming months.