City of Pleasant Hill Biennial Budget
Jun 27, 2016 01:28PM
● By Jennifer Neys
City’s Biennial Budget
At the June 6 city council meeting, Finance Manager Mary McCarthy presented the proposed biennial budget for fiscal years (FY) 2016/2017 and 2017/2018. Every two years, the city council adopts a budget that matches the services desired by the community with the financial resources required to provide those services. The city council also adopts a CIP (Capital Improvement Project) that appropriates funds to priority capital projects. The proposed budget for FY 16/17 is 13.8 million and 11.8 million for FY 17/18. The reduction is due to more funding going towards street resurfacing. The city is assuming revenue growth will come from new hotel development (Hilton Homewood Suites) and additional sales tax revenue from economic growth and new businesses, including those coming to DVC Plaza. Revenue projection for FY 16/17 is 23.1 million dollars and 17/18 is 24.5 million dollars.
A survey was recently conducted to gather further input from Pleasant Hill citizens and the city received over 150 responses. The survey asked about opportunities and challenges residents saw and whether or not they had any suggestions regarding the budget. Top priorities included fixing potholes and repairing sidewalks, streets and roads; maintaining neighborhood police patrols and maintaining storm drains.
The city budget can be viewed on the city website at www.ci.pleasant-hill.ca.us/ by searching “Draft Budget.” The budget was unanimously approved by city council.