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Posted on: April 19, 2023

[ARCHIVED] City of Napa prepares for upcoming fiscal year budgets with community input and prioritization

Budget Workshop

The City of Napa has been diligently preparing for the adoption of its Fiscal Year 2023/24 and 2024/25 Annual Budgets through a series of workshops, with the most recent one held on April 18. These workshops, which involved both the City Council and the community, have focused on the City's financial position, annual budget packages, and Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).

The April 18 workshop provided the City Council with an overview of the General Fund and Enterprise Fund Baseline Budgets, as well as a discussion of proposed budget package items. This presented an opportunity for the Council to request changes before the upcoming public hearing scheduled for June 6. Budget adoption is set for June 20, with implementation on July 1 after finalization.

The proposed General Fund operating budget for Fiscal Year 2023/24 is $119.17 million, reflecting a 2.8% increase compared to the current budget for Fiscal Year 2022/23. The budget is balanced using $2.25 million of excess Educational Revenue Augmentation Funds (ERAF). Similarly, for Fiscal Year 2024/25, the General Fund budget is $122.66 million, showing an increase of 2.9%, and is balanced using $2.50 million of excess ERAF revenue. There are also additional budget packages for new programs, positions, and other funds, including 9 Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) to the Staffing Plan and additional fleet vehicles.

The Council expressed the City's ongoing commitment to improving services and programs for the community, and appreciated the input received from the public. 

“Our community's participation in the budget process helps us better understand the needs of our residents and how they connect to our City priorities,” said Mayor Scott Sedgley. “We are committed to making Napa a great place to live, work, and visit, and we appreciate the partnership of our residents in achieving this goal."

The budget decisions align with the priorities identified by the City Council during the February Priority Setting workshop, including General Plan Implementation, Climate Action & Sustainability, Housing & Homelessness, Traffic Safety, and Public Infrastructure.

"As we prepare for the upcoming fiscal year budgets, we are encouraged to see the City in a strong financial position. We will continue to prioritize key areas while ensuring budget sustainability and financial transparency," added City Manager Steve Potter. 

To maintain transparency, the City has hosted multiple workshops—including the April 18 session—and will continue to follow the schedule of public hearing on June 6, budget adoption on June 20, implementation on July 1, and ongoing financial monitoring and reporting. 

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