Learn about the City of Corona’s Budget with “Open Budget” and “Open Checkbook”
We are pleased to share that the City’s Adopted Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Program Budget documents for Fiscal Year 2018-19 are now live and available for viewing on the City’s website.
The Corona Open Data Portal, Open Budget, Balancing Act and Tax Payer Receipt are just a few of the tools that Corona employs in a citywide coordinated effort to provide greater transparency and foster an environment of openness regarding the innerworkings of local government.
The City of Corona’s fiscal year begins July 1 and ends June 30. The annual process to develop the budget for the coming fiscal year typically begins in January and starts with a series of public workshops and meetings culminating with adoption in late June. Through a public process, the adopted budget commits financial resources to a multitude of services and programs that the City provides. In other words, the adopted budget commits funding to what we do, and it works to legally limit funding as well.
All City services and the cost of providing services can be organized and tied back to one of 6 key service areas which together, influence the quality of life in Corona. The 6 key service areas are: Citywide Internal Support; Community and Economic Development; Infrastructure, Maintenance and Open Space; Leisure and Culture; Public Safety and Emergency Response; and Utilities and Transportation.
The Fiscal Year 2018-19 Adopted Budget and Capital Improvement Plan establishes the City’s authorized spending limits for a variety of City services and programs, funded by multiple revenue sources, as well as for a host of capital improvement and/or multi-year projects. Multi-year projects are budgeted separately from the operating budget because these projects do not occur every year.
We encourage the citizens of Corona to utilize the tools that Corona has pioneered to engage the community in the budget process and provide a deeper understanding of how our resources are allocated and planned. These tools were specifically designed with public engagement, education and transparency at heart.
For questions about the budget documents, please contact Kerry Eden at 951-736-2315 or email Kerry.Eden@CoronaCA.gov.
About the City of Corona: Corona is located adjacent to Orange County California at the junction of the 91 and 15 freeways with a population of more than 160,000 residents. For more information regarding the City of Corona visit www.CoronaCA.gov.