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CHULA VISTA CITY MANAGER TO PRESENT DRAFT BUDGET TO CITY COUNCIL
Balanced 2017-18 budget includes $60.6 million in Measure P funding
Chula Vista City Manager Gary Halbert will present the draft Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget at the Tuesday, May 23, City Council meeting. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. and is held in Council Chambers at City Hall, 276 Fourth Avenue.
The combined budget for all City funds totals $373.0 million. This amount includes a General Fund operating budget of $166.6 million and a Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget of $73.9 million. While the proposed FY 2017-18 budget is balanced, the City’s financial outlook is more strained than it has been in recent years. Positive revenue growth in major discretionary revenues is being outpaced by pension and health care cost increases. Implementation of efficiency measures will be utilized to mitigate the impacts of the cost increases. The City continues to seek new ways to maximize limited resources to deliver high quality services to our community.
The proposed budget includes the addition of five Peace Officers to the Police Department; design and construction of two fire stations; and, funding for the Climate Action Plan update, Smart City Strategic Action Plan, and an update of the Multi-modal Bikeway & Pedestrian Master Plan. The proposed Measure P budget includes funding for residential street repair, sport court repairs, renovation of Loma Verde Recreation Center, Woman’s Club, Civic Center and South Libraries, Norman Park Senior Center, parks enhancements, traffic signal system improvements and other much needed infrastructure improvement projects.
Per the City Charter, the City Manager is required to submit the proposed budget to the City Council at least 35 days prior to the beginning of each fiscal year. Following City Council review and any revisions, the City Council proposed budget is posted for a 10-day public review period. The final budget is considered for adoption at a public hearing by the City Council in June. To view the draft City of Chula Vista Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget, go to www.chulavistaca.gov/budget.