Annual budget process underway - Measure B revenues will maintain essential city services

Updated March 22, 2019

Our community told us—over the course of a year and dozens of meetings and surveys—what city services are most important, and we are listening.

At its Fiscal Year 2019-20 Budget Workshop on March 13, the Roseville City Council discussed the possible uses for the additional sales tax revenue the city will receive from Measure B.

Measure B, the half-cent local sales tax to protect Roseville’s essential services, was approved by voters in the November 6, 2018 election. Measure B is expected to generate $16 million to $19 million annually in sales tax revenues to the City.

As part of the EngageRoseville effort in 2017 and 2018, the city asked residents for their priorities in city services to guide the city in developing future budgets. Those responses are included in a report given to the City Council in April 2018.

Based on those responses, these are the uses for the revenue the City Council is considering for the Fiscal Year 2019-20 budget, which begins July 1.

Measure B in actionGeneral types of use

  • Maintain specialized Police & Fire services
  • Keep a fire engine in service at risk of being cut
  • Maintain Parks, Recreation & Libraries programs and facility hours, without additional closures
  • Begin construction of citywide parks
  • Maintain street maintenance
  • Maintain flood plain management
  • Keep adult literacy programs in place
  • Maintain current park maintenance levels
  • Continue special event support

Specific ongoing uses

  • Establish police Beat 7 on west side with 4 police officers
  • Phase in maintenance costs for new citywide parks
  • Restore 1 police officer to traffic unit
  • Phase in more library hours and materials
  • Maintain industry training and development programs
  • Stop erosion of park maintenance levels
  • Bring back goats paid by General Fund to open space
  • Partially restore road funding
  • Expand job creation initiatives
  • Business recruitment and communications
  • Fully fund costs of repair/replacement for buildings and equipment
  • Restore fire training and investigation

Specific one-time expenditures to stabilize continuity of services in the future

  • Build an economic stabilization reserve fund to help us weather next economic cycle, minimizing drastic cuts
  • Pay down pension obligations to create budget capacity in the future

The sales tax increase goes into effect April 1 2019. The City will begin receiving the additional revenue in July 2019.

An update on the proposed FY 2019-20 Capital Improvement Project budget will be presented at the regular April 17 City Council meeting.

The City will release the full proposed FY 2019-20 budget on May 20 for public review. The City Council will hold public budget workshops at 4 p.m. on June 3 and 4. Those meetings are open to the public and will be broadcast on our government-access television station (Comcast 14, Consolidated Communications 73, AT&T U-Verse), and streamed live on our website and YouTube channel.

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