City Budget Survey Seeks Community Feedback
WEST COVINA, April 4, 2017 – The City of West Covina is seeking feedback from its residents, property owners, and business owners regarding budget priorities for the next fiscal year (2017-2018). The City of West Covina operates on a fiscal year budget running from July 1 through June 30 annually. The budget is adopted annually by the City Council.
While presenting a balanced budget is one of the primary responsibilities of the City Manager and staff, the document needs to reflect the community’s priorities on how money is spent. What services and programs should be a priority for next year’s budget? What is important to the community in West Covina?
An online survey titled, “2017-2018 City of West Covina Budget Survey” is posted on the City’s website at www.westcovina.org/budget. Individuals are encouraged to complete the survey online by Tuesday, April 18th for feedback to be shared with the City Council at the upcoming Community Budget Workshops. For those individuals that prefer to complete the survey by hand, printed copies of the survey are also available at West Covina City Hall, the West Covina Senior Center, Cameron Community Center, and the West Covina Maintenance Yard.
In addition to the online survey, community members may participate in two Community Budget Workshops that will be held on the following dates in the West Covina City Council Chambers located at 1444 West Garvey Avenue:
Wednesday, April 19th at 6:30pm
Monday, May 8th at 6:30pm
As part of a continued commitment to increase transparency and provide data in an easily accessible, user-friendly format, the City of West Covina lists Budget and Financial Reports for the past five years on the City’s website at: http://westcovina.org/budget. Detailed information about current warrant and wire register expenditures for the City of West Covina are also included on this webpage.
For more information about the City of West Covina Budget contact Christa Buhagiar, Finance Director for the City of West Covina, at (626) 939-8463 or visit us on the web at www.westcovina.org.