The “People’s Budget Proposal” was unveiled in front of the Homeland Cultural Center in Cambodia Town Tuesday morning.
Morn Pho and his wife take turns going with a friend to pay their utility bills because city offices don’t have signs in Khmer, nor any staff that speak their native Cambodian language.
Mayor Robert Garcia and City Manager Patrick H. West revealed the proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget during a news conference Monday, emphasizing investment in infrastructure and public safety.
The first of a series of department specific budget presentations to the Long Beach City Council focused on the public safety continuum in the city and revealed what those departments intend to do with an influx of revenue from the recently passed Measures A and B initiatives.
Measure A’s impact on infrastructure and public safety figured big in Mayor Robert Garcia and City Manager Pat West’s unveiling of the proposed FY17 budget today. Presented at Fire Station 8 in Belmont Shore, the city drew largely upon the 69 percent of funds it allocated as a result of Measure A funding to frame the discussions around the budget.
Budget season has officially come to a close as the Long Beach City Council unanimously voted to adopt the proposed Fiscal Year 2016 budget before last night’s deadline.
While city leaders worked toward approving the Fiscal Year 2016 budget, they offered the community a chance to taste the budgeting process with the Long Beach Budget Challenge, an interactive online simulation that put the balancing act in the hands of their constituents.
Long Beach City Councilmembers Dee Andrews and Roberto Uranga will host budget summits for the Sixth and Seventh Districts on Monday, August 10 at 6:00PM at Veterans Park in Long Beach, their offices announced yesterday.
Mayor Robert Garcia and City Manager Pat West presented the 2016 budget proposals which demonstrated an emphasis on remaining fiscally conservative as the city braces for upcoming years of projected budget deficits. Garcia called the proposals a “path to fiscal prudence” as it focused on the future while maintaining important programs.
Long Beach City Council, following multiple meetings focusing on the various departments of the City, has unanimously approved a $401M budget for FY2015.