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City Adopts 2018-19 Budget

The City Council unanimously approved a balanced one-year budget for FY 2018-19. The new budget will begin on July 1, 2018 and end June 30, 2019. The adopted operating budget for the City is $48,774,178, which includes operating expenses, capital improvements, and debt service.

The City Council typically adopts a two-year budget, however, due to increases in general liability insurance, services and supplies, landscape maintenance contracts, PERS retirement, and the Golden State Water settlement, staff presented a one-year budget. The City is facing a structural deficit, growing from approximately $1 million in 2019-20 to $1.8 million in 2021-22.

Staff worked meticulously to balance the 2018-19 budget through cuts to services and supplies, shifting salary and benefit costs from the General Fund, and holding several full-time and part-time positions vacant. Staff cut $3.4 million from the initial budget projections. However, cuts such as these are short-term in nature and not sustainable. Staff will begin immediately working on the FY 2019-20 budget to identify potential revenue opportunities and evaluate contracts and services for additional cost reductions.

2018-19 City Council Budget Presentation 6-12-18

If you have any questions related to the budget, please contact Finance Director Adam Pirrie at (909) 399-5328 or by email at apirrie@ci.claremont.ca.us.

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