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Planning for a Sustainable Future

Working to maintain essential services, fiscal stability, and our quality of life

Post Date:02/12/2018 6:16 PM

In the City’s tradition of fiscal accountability and transparency, a recent report from the City’s Assistant City Manager and Administrative Services Director provides a look at the state of the budget in the coming years as the City works with the community to maintain essential services and fiscal stability.

Amid rising costs to conduct city business and as state mandates continue to rise – costing the City tens of millions of dollars in the last five years alone –  the City must continue to meet its obligations to residents by funding essential services that maintain our quality of life and keep Corona a great place to live, visit, and do business.  As a full service City, essential services include local police and fire protection, rapid emergency response, maintaining and repairing local streets and roads, waste management, maintaining public parks in good physical condition, among many others.

A recent report issued by the League of California Cities finds that many cities that had consolidated or cut local services during the Great Recession have yet to be able to restore service levels. As a fiscally responsible City and to avoid loss of service levels, the City proactively implemented fiscal reforms to save money and improve efficiency. Thanks to this sound fiscal management, Standard & Poor’s Financial Services (S&P) view this fiscal stewardship as “strong, with good financial policies and practices” under its Financial Management Assessment methodology.

However, in planning for continued sustainability, the City will be reducing costs further across the board and we need your input about maintaining essential services.  We invite all residents to let us know your priorities for the City. You can quickly and easily provide your input by briefly filling out our community feedback form:

Thank you for your input!

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