Roseville City Council affirms goals for Fiscal Year 2017-18

Last Updated: 10/20/2016

At its annual Goals Workshop on October 11, the Roseville City Council confirmed continuing the City's focus in Fiscal Year 2017-18 on the eight goals in place, and added a ninth goal to enhance core neighborhoods.

The Council Goals for FY2017-18 are:

  • Public Safety
  • Fiscal Soundness
  • Economic Development
  • Sound and Stable Utilities
  • A Great Downtown
  • Infrastructure
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Civic Engagement
  • Core Neighborhoods
The intent of the new goal is to explore options to improve older neighborhoods. These older neighborhoods are located near the city’s historic core within the infill areas, which rely on the City’s General Fund for support.  

This is in contrast to neighborhoods constructed as part of a Specific Plan, which have various assessment districts for services like landscape maintenance and public safety, to which homeowners contribute annually.  

Councilmembers discussed service reductions and implementing new fiscal policies and asked staff to evaluate potential new sources of revenue to address a projected budget gap in coming years. Expenses are projected to increase at a faster rate than revenues from sales tax, property tax, and developer fees.

At the same time, the City must fully fund its long-term obligations, which were underfunded the past 10 years, including during the recession.  Long-term obligations include capital-improvement projects and rehabilitation (CIP rehab) to maintain and improve city facilities and other post-employment benefits (OPEB) to provide retiree health benefits.  

To achieve the funding necessary, Council directed staff to bring back Council policies prior to the end of the year to allow for increased contributions to these funds.

City staff presented data and projections, along with how changes in industries, laws, and regulations affect the services the City provides, including public safety, electricity, and water. 

Council also discussed the need to continue a focus on code enforcement, homelessness, and maintaining high-quality neighborhoods.  

The annual workshop kicks off the City’s budget-planning process for the following fiscal year, which begins July 1. In early 2017, with three newly elected members of City Council in place, staff will check in with the new Council on any changes to the budget focus.