Adoption of Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2018Release Date: 2017-09-06
Last night, the City Council unanimously adopted our budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018. This budget is not only responsible and balanced, it also ensures we provide improved services and better infrastructure across the city.
This budget, thanks in part to the contract with Metro and voter approval of Measure A, continues the largest public infrastructure investment plan in a generation. We are hiring new police officers, more firefighters, and expanding city services, including:
- 40 new positions in the Police Department
- 13 new positions in the Fire Department
- 2 additional clean teams to improve city cleanliness
- Almost $100 million in infrastructure investments from local, state, and federal resources, including Measure A funding
The City Council has also worked to ensure we are adding more money than last year into our rainy day fund to prepare for days ahead. I look forward to working with the Council and staff in the future to remain focused on passing budgets that protect our city's future.
I want to thank our City Council members and staff who worked hard to prepare this budget and adopted passed. I want to especially thank Chairwoman Stacy Mungo and Councilmembers Suzie Price and Al Austin from the Budget Oversight Committee for their work and recommendations. I'm proud that our work together will make Long Beach stronger for another year.
Go Long Beach,
Mayor Robert Garcia