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We are working on developing our budget for fiscal year 2014/2015 and need your input!

Estamos trabajando en el desarrollo de nuestro presupuesto para el año fiscal 2014/2015 y queremos conocer sus opiniones.

Public input is important to the City as we begin preparing the FY 2014/15 budget. There are numerous ways for the public to provide input on the budget process including; using the Finance Department's online budget comment link, contacting staff and City Council members via e-mail or letter, attending the annual public hearing on budget priorities, attending City Council meetings, etc.

Please review the program descriptions link and then proceed to the online survey. So that you understand what the survey questions are referring to, it is important to read about the programs prior to completing the survey.

View our City Budget for current and past years here. / Ver nuestra Presupuesto la ciudad por año presentes y pasadas años aquí.


La opinión del público es importante para la ciudad al comenzar la preparación del presupuesto del año fiscal 2014/15. Hay muchas maneras para que el público a participar en el proceso presupuestario, incluyendo: el uso de línea de enlace comentario presupuesto del Departamento de Finanzas, en contacto con el personal y los miembros del Concejo Municipal a través de correo electrónico o una carta, de asistir a la audiencia pública anual sobre las prioridades presupuestarias, atendiendo Consejo de la Ciudad reuniones, etc.

Por favor revise el enlace de descripciones de los programas y luego proceder a la encuesta en línea. Así que usted entiende lo que las preguntas de la encuesta se refieren a, es importante leer acerca de los programas antes de completar la encuesta.

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The total City Budget for the current fiscal year is $340.1M. Of that, the General Fund Budget is $123.6M. The General Fund is the primary fund of the City and accounts for all revenue and expenditures that are not legally restricted as to use. In January of each year, Department Heads begin entering their budgets for the upcoming fiscal year. A public hearing is held in February to hear input from the public on budget priorities. The City Manager reviews Department budgets in March and April. Final budgets are approved in June by City Council.

NOW you can also participate in our online discussion. We need your input...

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The Community Development Department is responsible for overseeing and guiding development activities in the City. The Department does this by assisting the City Council in developing policies, procedures, and standards to carry out the General Plan; serves as a resource for neighborhood groups concerned with the physical development of the City; and helps development interests to successfully comply with all City rules and regulations. Partnership is created with the Planning Commission, Design Review Board, Cultural Heritage Board and Waterways Advisory Committee.

Tell us what you think about budget priorities within the Community Development Department's programs and services. Specifically about budget priorities in the following areas:

  1. Code Enforcement
  2. Economic Development Code and Policy Amendments
  3. Public Counter Hours of Operations
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The Department of Economic Development and Housing is responsible for programs in three entities: the City of Santa Rosa, the Housing Authority, and the Successor Agency to the former Redevelopment Agency. The Department is responsible for providing economic development programming, neighborhood revitalization outreach, assistance for homeless and managing mobile home rent control and Downtown parking district services.

Tell us what you think about budget priorities within the Economic Development & Housing Department's programs and services. Specifically about budget priorities in the following areas:

  1. Affordable Housing Production
  2. Economic Development
  3. Homeless Shelter Operation
  4. Neighborhood Revitalization Program
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The Fire Department is responsible for protecting life, property, and the environment from the hazards of fire, explosion, and hazardous materials incidents, and for providing emergency medical care. This is Accomplished by division into three Bureaus: Administration, Operations and Fire Prevention.

Tell us what you think about budget priorities within the Fire Department's programs and services. Specifically about budget priorities in the following areas:

  1. Community Outreach
  2. Continued Funding of Browned-out Engine at the end of the SAFER Grant
  3. Emergency Operations Preparedness
  4. Vegetation Management
  5. Weed Abatement
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The Police Department is responsible for safeguarding lives and property, the preservation of constitutional rights, and the maintenance of quality of life in order to promote safe and secure neighborhoods for our citizens. The three major divisions that carry out these core functions are Field Services, Special Services and Technical Services. The Department is a full-serve police organization that responds to a wide-range of calls for service, and provides a number of community support and outreach programs to promote police/community partnerships. The backbone of the Police Department is its patrol force, whose primary function is to provide a rapid response to emergency and non-emergency calls for service, reporting and documentation of crimes and unusual incidents, arrests of suspects, resolution of disputes, and the patrol of our residential and business communities.

Tell us what you think about budget priorities within the Police Department's programs and services. Specifically about budget priorities in the following areas:

  1. Additional K-9 Team
  2. Body-Mounted Video Systems for Patrol Officers
  3. Community Outreach
  4. Computer Crimes Investigations
  5. Fiduciary Elder Abuse Outreach / Physical Elder Abuse
  6. Mental Health Mobile Support Team (MST Training)
  7. Sexual Assault Examinations
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A healthy transportation system and public infrastructure are critical to the economic vitality and quality of life in Santa Rosa. The Department works to design and maintain the public infrastructure in a manner that is both environmentally and economically sustainable. The Department also provides transportation services to the residents and visitors for Santa Rosa to enable the vitality of the Santa Rosa economy, environment, and public welfare.

The Transit Division operates Santa Rosa CityBus, a fixed route public transit system; contracts for curb-to-curb Paratransit service; staffs the City Council appointed Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Board; and provides single-passenger commute demand management to employers and the community, including incentives, events, and infrastructure. CityBus’ daily services provided over 3 million passenger trips annually using an active fleet of 36 buses operating on 17 fixed routes serving over 400 bus stops, and one deviated fixed route in the community of Oakmont. The Santa Rosa Paratransit service provides curb-to-curb service for individuals clinically determined to be unable to use the fixed route service.

Tell us what you think about budget priorities within the Transportation & Public Works Department's programs and services. Specifically about budget priorities in the following areas:

  1. Bicycle Enhancements
  2. Flood Prevention
  3. Graffiti Removal
  4. Pavement and Pothole Maintenance
  5. Pedestrian Enhancements
  6. Roadway Safety Education Campaign
  7. Streetlights
  8. Street Signs and Roadway Striping
  9. Traffic Signal Timing
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Recreation & Parks designs, constructs, operates, and maintains approximately 555 acres of City parks and sports facilities. In addition, the Department provides recreation activities to 100,000 participants a year through 1,600 scheduled classes, workshops, day camps, youth and adult sports, public swim, birthday parties, picnic reservations, and the amusement rides and boat rentals at Howarth Park.

The Department serves as the caretaker for an additional 250 acres of public landscaped areas, undeveloped parks, landscaped street medians, and frontage landscaping. Recreation & Parks maintains park and street trees, and a large number of special recreational and historic facilities, including Howarth Park, Luther Burbank Home & Gardens, the Church of One Tree, DeTurk Round Barn, the Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery, Finley and Steele Lane Community Centers, Person Senior Wing, Bennett Valley Senior Center, Ridgway and Finley Aquatic Centers, Courthouse Square, Railroad Square, the Downtown core, and the Bennett Valley Golf Course. Maintenance of the downtown core and Courthouse Square includes litter removal, decorative fountain service, irrigation and general on-site repairs to City Hall, Comstock Mall, City Hall Annex, and Fourth Street Mall, as well as special events.

Tell us what you think about budget priorities within the Recreation & Parks Department's programs and services. Specifically about budget priorities in the following areas:

  1. Affordable Youth Programs
  2. Aquatic Centers and Programs
  3. Community Centers and Programs
  4. Facilities Maintenance
  5. Park Maintenance
  6. Public Art Program
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Are there any other ideas or suggestions you have involving the City's budget? Do you have budget priorities for other Departments? This is your place to give input and make suggestions for how we can include the community in the budget process.

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