The City of Carlsbad will start the fiscal year with a balanced budget for core day to day city services and an increased investment in public safety, neighborhood quality of life and other community priorities.
The city operates on a fiscal year that runs from July 1 to June 30. City staff presented the preliminary operating budget and capital improvement program May 21. Additional information was provided to respond to questions from the City Council and the public on June 3 and June 14. On June 18, the City Council approved the budget recommended by city staff, after adding two additional full-time staff positions, one for the library and one for cultural arts.
“We took a new approach to developing the city’s budget this year, focused on data driven decisions and increased transparency and engagement, said City Manager Scott Chadwick. I appreciate the City Council’s leadership in making these investments to our organization and the community we serve.”