CHULA VISTA CITY COUNCIL APPROVES $347.5 MILLION BUDGET
The Chula Vista City Council unanimously approved a $347.5 million Fiscal Year 2018-19 budget at the June 12 City Council meeting. The combined budget for all City funds totals $347.5 million including a General Fund operating budget of $174.7 million and a Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget of $30.1 million, which includes $18.1 million of Measure P funds.
The adopted budget includes the funding of Five Peace Officers to the Police Department, deployment of 12 full time firefighters using the SAFER grant received in fiscal year 2017-18, replacement of obsolete and aging fire and police vehicles, significant increase in infrastructure funding, and a second full-year of Measure P funding with $18.1 million allocated for infrastructure improvements.
Included in the adopted Measure P budget is funding for residential street repair, sport court repairs, renovation of Loma Verde Recreation Center, Women’s Club, Civic Center and South Libraries, Norman Park Senior Center, parks enhancements, traffic signal system improvements and other much needed infrastructure improvement projects. Measure P is a temporary, ten-year, half-cent sales tax approved by 68 percent of Chula Vista voters in 2016 to fund high priority infrastructure needs. Collection of the tax began April 1, 2017.
To view the Chula Vista FY 2018-19 budget, visit www.chulavistaca.gov/budget.