The budgetary process begins as a team effort in February of each year, starting with City Council budget workshops, which were held on April 11, April 25 and May 23, 2018. At the April 11, 2018 budget workshop, staff presented projections for the current 2017-2018 fiscal year, as well as estimates for the upcoming 2018-2019 budget year. Also highlighted were the Strategic Plan accomplishments to date, the City’s current fiscal reserves, the financial forecast for the coming year, and major long-term initiatives for the coming years.
During the April 25, 2018 Council Meeting, Staff presented information on the City’s methodology and composition of the Police and Fire contract rates with the County of Riverside. This workshop also included information on public safety staffing levels, response times, and other related service statistics and what resources can be appropriately allocated to accomplish additional public safety initiatives.
The May 23, 2018 budget workshop session provided in depth discussion on Council goals and priorities; the proposed operational and capital expenditures; and what resources can be appropriately allocated to accomplish these major initiatives.
The Finance Department works in cooperation with all City departments to formulate revenue projections for the upcoming fiscal year. From this, the individual departments use the projected revenues to prioritize and recommend the next fiscal year’s objectives. The City Manager’s Office and the Finance Department review each budget proposal, revenue assumptions, and all current financial obligations before preparing the proposed document for the City Council. The City Council reviews the proposed budget, and a public hearing is set with the final adoption scheduled no later than the second City Council meeting in June.
June 27, 2018 - Draft Budget
April 11, 2018 – Budget Workshop
April 25, 2018 - Budget Workshop (Goal Setting – Public Safety)
May 23, 2018 - Budget Workshop (Goal Setting - Overall) & First Draft Submittal
For additional information, please email Finance Director, Ernie Reyna at firstname.lastname@example.org.