FY 2018 Proposed BudgetRelease Date: 2017-07-31
The Mayor, along with the City Manager's Office , recently released the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018. The City of Long Beach has an annual budget of approximately $2.65 billion. The vast majority of the City’s resources are designated, by law, for certain purposes. The only portion of the budget that is completely discretionary is the General Fund, which accounts for only 17 percent ($461 million) of the total budget. The General Fund provides much of the resources for critical City services, including police patrol, fire response, parks and recreation, library services, and streets and sidewalks.
The City has created a Long Beach Budget Priority Survey for the residents to give input. The Long Beach Budget Priority Survey will allow you to identify the importance of various City services that are funded in large part by the General Fund, and are not fully offset be fees or fines. For each service listed, you will be asked to tell us whether the service is very important, somewhat important, not very important, not at all important, or that you have no opinion (or are unsure). You can take the Long Beach Budget Priority Survey here.