FV's Fiscal Sustainability Plan

 

Dear Neighbor:

 

The City of Fountain Valley prides itself on its quality of life services and our strong fiscal stewardship of your taxpayer dollars.  But unfortunately, over the past several years, the State has shifted its responsibility for mandated programs to the County and local cities—and has taken over $116,000,000 from our City, affecting our ability to maintain the essential city services you expect and deserve.

 

Despite the City’s best efforts—which includes significant pension reform, reductions in the number of City staff, and other cost reductions -- the City of Fountain Valley faces a budget challenge of $1.7 million in fiscal year 2016-2017, which will grow to $4 million by fiscal year

2020-2021.

 

The City recently commissioned a community survey and residents' priorities for the City are as follows:

Ø  Maintaining 9-1-1 emergency response times
Ø  Maintaining local fire station services
Ø  Maintaining neighborhood police patrols
Ø  Repairing streets and potholes
Ø  Repairing local storm water systems to prevent flooding
Ø  Protecting anti-gang and anti-drug programs
Ø  Increasing Vietnamese-language training for city police and firefighters
Ø  Create more local jobs
The City is currently seeking additional input from residents as to potential solutions you would support. Please take a few moments of your time and fill out the Community Feedback Form. 

Sincerely,

Bob Hall
 
 Related Information

Request Feedback- fill out online and e-mail

PowerPoint to Place Funding Measure on November Ballot
PowerPoint of Service Cuts and/or Revenue Enhancements

Power Point on Fiscal Sustainability Plan 6-14-16
Maintaining FV's Fiscal Sustainability Handout
Frequently Asked Questions on Financial Challenges
Video about Fountain Valley Finance
FM3 Community Survey Polling Results with Executive Summary     
Recently adopted Fiscal Year 2016-17 Operating Budget
A Primer on California City Revenues, Part One: Revenue Basics