The Elk Grove City Council unanimously adopted a healthy, balanced budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year. This story illustrates where city tax dollars including distribution of property tax dollars are allocated based on goals established by the City Council. These goals guide our work and funding priorities for the coming year.
The City is also inviting residents to participate in a budget challenge and priorities online feedback exercise.
The City of Elk Grove’s FY 2018-19 Budget:
- Improves the level of service to the residents of Elk Grove, with continued focused efforts on public safety and economic development; and
- Continues to fund construction projects and aligns funding with the Council Goals and Imperatives; and
- Maintains prudent management of existing resources and positions the City to explore future opportunities; and
- Actively engages residents to sustain a high quality of life.
WHERE DOES THE MONEY COME FROM?
GENERAL FUND REVENUE: $74,931,917
Sales tax is the single largest source of revenue to the General Fund. For every dollar you spend in taxable items in Elk Grove, 1¢ of your purchase supports critical services like public safety.
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
GENERAL FUND EXPENDITURES: $74,558,567
WHERE DO YOUR PROPERTY TAXES GO?
The City has many funding sources to provide services to its residents, including property taxes. Your property tax dollars are allocated to many different agencies that also provide services within city limits.
This exercise will ask you to allocate a budget that’s indicative of your spending priorities. Click on each item to learn more about it and to assign it an amount that represents its value to you, for a total budget of $100. Please make sure to click next to submit your budget.
Take a minute to tell us your priorities for Elk Grove.
City funding decisions are guided by goals set by the City Council. Your feedback could influence the priority given to spending categories and future city goals. Please make sure to click next to submit your response.
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN HIGHLIGHTS
The Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is a long-range plan which outlines the City’s transportation and infrastructure projects and provides a schedule with financing options. The majority of funding comes from sources other than the general fund.
Highlights of the plan for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-19 include:
AQUATICS & COMMUNITY CENTER
The FY 2018-19 work plan provides for the complete construction of Phase 1 facilities and initial operating costs. Estimated completion is Summer 2019.
The FY 2018-19 Budget incorporates continued construction of the Animal Shelter near the City’s Corporation Yard. Estimated completion is Summer 2019.
OLD TOWN PLAZA
Future multi-year improvements include a covered entertainment area, vendor space, seat wall, lawn, and improvements to the parking lot and landscape areas.
KAMMERER ROAD WIDENING AND EXTENSION
The City plans to extend and widen Kammerer Road to four lanes between Highway 99 and Interstate 5, providing an east-west connector bypassing downtown Sacramento and alleviating traffic congestion on Laguna and Elk Grove Boulevards. The proposed budget includes funding for environmental review, design and right of way acquisition for a two lane phased approach.
NEW GROWTH AREA (NGA)INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS
Continuation of construction of the Laguna Ridge Southeast Policy Area Sewer Lift Station and the extension of Bilby Road and Big Horn Boulevard. These projects total over $32 million in infrastructure investment by the City and will serve as a catalyst for new development in the service area. Estimated completion of sewer lift station is Fall 2018. Estimated completion of road extensions is Summer 2019.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BUDGET?
Contact City Budget Manager, Shay Narayan, at firstname.lastname@example.org. View the entire budget at elkgrovecity.org/finance