Transmittal Letter


Honorable Mayor, Members of the Council, and City Residents,


We are pleased to present the Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2023 - 2024. The Budget is balanced and continues to provide high-quality services to City residents and maintains a strong General Fund unassigned reserve balance. This achievement is particularly significant in the face of current economic challenges, including inflationary trends and rising costs of goods and services. Nevertheless, through prudent financial management, we have been able to develop a budget that addresses the needs of our City while ensuring fiscal sustainability.



The preparation of this budget was a monumental task, and it would not have been possible without the collective efforts of all City department heads and staff. I would like to express my sincere appreciation for their dedication and hard work in putting together this comprehensive budget.



Our City has remained financially resilient due to our sound financial practices and prudent decision-making. We have prioritized fiscal responsibility and ensured that our budget aligns with the needs and priorities of our City residents. This budget allocates resources to critical services such as public safety, infrastructure maintenance, and community development, while also investing in areas such as education, health services, and sustainability initiatives.



As we move forward into the new fiscal year, we are confident that this budget will enable us to continue delivering high-quality services to our City residents and maintaining our strong financial position. We remain committed to the well-being and prosperity of our City, and we look forward to working together with you, our esteemed Mayor, Members of the Council, and our City residents, to achieve our shared goals.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding the proposed budget, please do not hesitate to contact me. I would be happy to schedule a meeting at your convenience to discuss any issues or provide further information.


Sincerely,


Ron Ferris,

City Manager

Introduction

The Budget is submitted pursuant to Article VI, Section 6-1(c) (2) of the Charter of the City of Palm Beach Gardens (“City”), and, as the City’s financial and spending plan for the year, is undoubtedly the single most important action taken by the City of Palm Beach Gardens City Council (“Council”) each year. It authorizes the resources to be allocated and establishes a plan and direction for the City’s programs and services for the coming year.


Click on the tiles below for details on the steps taken to provide a balanced Budget that continues to provide City residents with high-quality services while maintaining a strong General Fund unassigned reserve.