The budgetary process for fiscal year 2019-2020 began as a team effort in January of this year and continued with City Council budget workshops, which were held on February 27, March 13, April 24, and May 22, 2019. At the February 27, 2019 budget workshop, staff presented projections for the current FY 2018-2019 fiscal year, as well as estimates for the upcoming 2019-2020 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 future years.
The February 27, 2019 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.
During the March 13, 2019 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 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 reviewed and adopted the final budget for FY 2019-2020 at the City Council meeting on May 22, 2019.
May 22, 2019 - Draft Budget Second Hearing and Adoption
April 24, 2019 - Budget Study Session and First Hearing
March 13, 2019 - Public Safety Goal Setting Workshop
February 27, 2019 – Financial Goal Setting Workshop
For additional information, please email Acting Finance Director, Amanda Wells at firstname.lastname@example.org.