I’m proud to announce that last night, the City Council adopted the FY15 budget for Long Beach. The Council adopted a responsible and thoughtful budget, which will put additional funds into our reserves, create a new economic development department, and provide added support to our libraries. It also includes significant support for infrastructure and public safety.
Despite the lean economic times we’ve been experiencing, this budget puts us in a strong position to manage our liabilities and provide essential services to residents.
The City Council worked hard to pass this balanced budget on time, and they deserve our thanks. Over the course of the coming year, we will continue to work hard so that our next budget will put us in an even stronger position.
I want to thank all the residents who participated in the budget process, whether at community meetings, at City Council, or by communicating directly with your elected representatives. Your input and ideas were an essential part of this process, and I speak for everyone at City Hall when I say that your participation is welcomed, important, and appreciated.
Our best days are ahead of us.
Go Long Beach!