Community input shapes approved Fiscal Year 2019-20 budget

Updated June 25, 2019
Budget in BriefOptimism fueled by short-term projections and a relentless focus on efficiency defines Roseville’s budget approach for the coming fiscal year, beginning July 1.

The Roseville City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2019-20 budget at its June 19 meeting. Community input through the city's EngageRoseville effort helped shape the priorities in city services included in the budget.

The citywide budget including utilities is $554 million which includes a General Fund budget of $158 million. The General Fund budget includes parks, recreation and libraries, police, fire, public works, economic development, and general government services.

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Measure B

Roseville’s fiscal position is expected to improve in Fiscal Year 2019-20 primarily due to the approval by voters of a half-cent sales tax increase (Measure B) in November 2018. The increase became effective in April 2019 and is estimated to generate $16 million in revenue annually.

With the passage of Measure B, we are able to expand some of those highest priority services, maintain other essential services and stabilize our budget in anticipation of the next economic downturn.

With the approval of Measure B, we’ll see continued fiscal health and will be able to:

  • Add five police officers to the streets, Measure B in action
  • Complete citywide parks after several years of sitting dormant,
  • Plan for an additional fire station to help with the increased call volume and City expansion,
  • Make road and traffic improvements, and
  • Create an economic stabilization fund to help protect services through a recession, so we are not making permanent cuts to our quality of life for a temporary problem.

We’ll be able to maintain:

  • Specialized police and fire services like narcotics, K-9 and gang-suppression units,
  • Recreation and library programs,
  • Park maintenance standards,
  • Streets maintenance levels, and
  • Job-creation and business-recruitment initiatives

And we’ve been able to restore:

  • Library hours,
  • 4th of July fireworks,
  • Fire training and investigations,
  • Goat grazing for thatch management in open space

See a more complete list of the ways Measure B revenue will be used.

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