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Alhambra’s revenue and expenses expected to increase next fiscal year

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Alhambra , CA United States

Alhambra’s general fund revenue is projected to grow for the next fiscal year, but expenditures are expected to increase as well.

Revenue is expected to increase 1.85 percent for fiscal year 2018-2019, from $62,925,115 to $64,093,250, said Paul Espinoza, Alhambra’s director of finance, in a presentation to the City Council on Tuesday. At the same time, general fund expenditures were expected to increase as well, from $65,068,320 to $66,443,700. The city’s proposed spending plan would likely result in a slight general fund reduction of $55,671.

“The cities general fund revenues are still going up, but the increases we’ve seen over the past few years is slowing down a little bit, indicating that the recovery from the recession is starting to slow down as well,” said Espinoza.

Alhambra’s general fund is mostly funded through property tax and sales tax revenue, as well as fines, license and permit fees, utility taxes and franchise fees. The general fund is mainly used to fund the police and fire departments, as well as other city departments. Alhambra’s overall budget includes funds for capital projects, debt service and other specific uses. The projected 2018-2019 budget is $128,126,682, which is up from $126,366,278 during fiscal year 2017-2018.

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  1. Wow. The City will spend more than it takes in next year. Makes the $300,000 in unaudited yearly contracts to the Chamber of Commerce look even worse. $300,000 x 10 = $3,000,000 over 10 years to subsidize Chamber operations. Maybe the City should spend that money on infrastructure and police. Chambers of Commerce should not be subsidized by cities, especially Chambers as large and profitable, and exclusive, as Alhambra’s Chamber of Commerce. These contracts need to end. They are a stain on city hall. They are bad fiscal policy and the result of cronyism.