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Council Approves Balanced Budget Amid COVID-19 Economic Impacts
The City Council on Tuesday, June 9 approved a balanced, $339 million budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year that maintains service levels despite a projected drop in revenue due to ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 shutdowns.
The City is anticipating revenue decreases from declining sales taxes and transient occupancy (hotel) taxes, as well as revenue from licenses, permits, leases, parking revenues and other charges.
However, the current budget maintains current service levels, critical capital improvement spending, and the City’s aggressive payment schedule to CalPERS to reduce future pension liabilities.
The projected budget gap, estimated at $33 million, was closed by a number of budget-balancing strategies that rely on short-term solutions, primarily deferring several capital improvement projects to future years and using budget surpluses from prior fiscal years.
The City has developed various “tiers” of potential cuts that could go into effect if revenue decreases more than the projected amount, or reinstated if revenues are better than projected.
The City’s fiscally conservative budgeting approach in recent years – building reserves, managing debt, decreasing City pension costs and more – has helped Newport Beach prepare for an economic downturn, officials said.
The budget will be reviewed by the City Council after the first quarter of the new fiscal year.
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The City of Newport Beach is working with federal, state, and local partners including the CDC, the OC Health Care Agency (OCHCA), and health care providers to prepare and appropriately care for people who may be at risk for illness associated with COVID-19 or who have tested positive for COVID-19. This is a rapidly changing situation, and we will share more as we are updated from our colleagues at the local, state and/or federal level.
- The Governor of California enacted an Executive Order for all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence except for essential needs
- It is imperative for everyone to practice social distancing by keeping at least six feet away from others when performing essential need activities outside of your homes.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- If you get sick with influenza, the CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to limit spreading the infection.
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