The City has made substantial progress over the past several years in becoming financially solvent. It has come from a $5 million negative General Fund balance to a reserve of over $3 million. Last year was the first time the City had a positive General Fund balance in 18 years.
However, since the City went through such a lengthy financial crisis, there are a number of important needs that have been deferred over a long period of time that are not currently funded. The City Council recently approved a 12-year plan of the highest priority needs that remain unfunded, which have been identified as street improvements, facility improvements, increased public safety staffing, street and park maintenance staffing and long-term financial stability.
Over the next several months, the City is undertaking a number of community outreach efforts to educate everyone on the components of the plan. A public hearing will then be scheduled at the May 14, 2024 regular City Council meeting to consider revenue strategy options and any recommended changes to the Unfunded Priority Needs Plan resulting from public input.
Please select the link below to review entire plan. Call 831-385-5281 if you can any questions.
Unfunded Priority Needs Plan - English
Unfunded Priority Needs Plan - Spanish