FY 2024-25 Budget

Learn More About the City of Clearlake's Finances

A Message From City Manager Alan Flora

Dear Members of the Clearlake Community,

As we embark on the fiscal year 2024-2025, I am pleased to present the City of Clearlake’s budget, which reflects our ongoing commitment to enhancing the quality of life for our residents and fostering sustainable growth. This budget has been developed with careful consideration of our community’s needs, economic conditions, and long-term goals.

Economic Overview

The economic landscape has shown signs of stabilization, with our local economy performing relatively well despite broader uncertainties. While we have experienced a slight cooling in economic growth, our efforts in economic development and infrastructure investment are poised to yield positive results in the coming years. Our sales tax revenues have remained steady, and we anticipate continued growth in other revenue streams.

Strong and Stable Workforce

A strong and stable workforce is the cornerstone of the City's ability to respond to community concerns and work towards community transformation.  We have been incredibly fortunate to have established a culture that results in little staff turnover.  Our overall vacancy rate is as low as it has been in recent times.  This budget continues the investment in the City's most valuable assets, our employees, to ensure stability through employee retention and recruitment.

Infrastructure Investment

One of the cornerstones of this budget is our continued investment in infrastructure. Building on last year’s unprecedented capital budget, we are increasing our infrastructure investment to over $40 million. Key projects include:

  • The Pearce Field retail center
  • Mixed-use development on Burns Valley Road, featuring housing, a new Public Works Yard, a soccer and baseball complex, and a recreation center
  • Corridor improvements on Lakeshore Drive
  • Three large road rehabilitation projects totaling 18 miles

Additionally, we anticipate receiving further grant awards for infrastructure projects within this fiscal year, which will further bolster our efforts to improve the city’s infrastructure.

Community Development and Safety

Our exceptional Code Enforcement team continues to play a vital role in maintaining the cleanliness and safety of our neighborhoods. This budget allocates significant resources for the abatement of problem properties. A reorganization to utilize staff resources instead of contract support for building permit review and inspection will result in cost savings and more streamlined and efficient service for builders and homeowners.

Challenges and Opportunities

While we face challenges such as the need for ongoing road improvements and addressing blight, we remain optimistic about Clearlake’s future. Our strategic investments and collaborative efforts are setting the stage for a brighter future, with a focus on sustainable growth and community well-being.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the fiscal year 2024-2025 budget reflects our dedication to making Clearlake a better place to live, work, and play. I extend my gratitude to the City Council, staff, and community members for their input and support in shaping this budget. Together, we will continue to build a vibrant and prosperous Clearlake.

Sincerely,

 

Alan Flora
City Manager, Clearlake

 

FY 24-25 BUDGET DETAIL BY DEPARTMENT

Click links below to access more detail on each department.

 

City Council

City Attorney

City Manager

  • City Manager
  • Non-Departmental
  • Series A Bonds (Infrastructure)
  • Series B Bonds (Low & Moderate Income Housing)
  • RDA Successor Agency
  • RDA Housing Successor Agency

Administrative Services/City Clerk

Community Development

  • Community Development
  • Miscellaneous Fees (General Plan & Technology)
  • Oak Tree Mitigation Fees
  • Traffic Impact Fees

Finance

Police Department

Public Works

  • Public Works
  • Measure V
  • Gas Tax/SB 1
  • Parks
  • Property Maintenance Expenses (City Hall, Youth Center, VIsitor Center, Senior/Community Center)

Special Grants Funds

All Funds Revenue Overview

All Funds Revenue Detail

All Funds Expense Overview

All Funds Expense Detail

General Fund Revenue Overview

General Fund Revenue Detail

General Fund Expense Overview

General Fund Expense Detail