On July 20, 2021, the La Cañada Flintridge City Council adopted and implemented the Fiscal Year 2021-22 Annual Budget & Financial Plan, setting the framework for services, programs and investments over the next fiscal year. The City entered the 2021-22 Fiscal Year in a favorable financial position, exceeding projections and showing a strong recovery from the economic impacts of COVID-19.
“This budget places us in a really good position to address our community needs,” said Mayor Terry Walker. “Council thanks staff for their hard work in preparing the budget, as well as the public for contributing to the process.”
The City’s General Fund, the main operational budget supporting basic services such as public safety, is projected at $16.2 million for 2021-22. This is an increased position from the previous fiscal year’s budget of $15.2 million, in large part due to expanded property tax and building permit revenues. The General Fund was also bolstered by savings from the pause on in-person events in 2020, which led to temporary operating cost reductions.
Special General Fund expenditures approved by the City Council for 2021-22 include funding for investment in technology infrastructure at City Hall, expanding maintenance of parks and athletic fields, installing additional Flock safety cameras and continued funding for the successful Shop Local Community Gift Card program.
Separate from the General Fund, the 2021-22 budget includes over $2 million for capital improvements including street and sidewalk maintenance, traffic signal upgrades and repairs to the Memorial Park Gazebo. Construction funding was also included for the Sister City Friendship Trail.
The City Council allocated over $427,350 to support a range of community groups whose services and activities contribute to the quality of life of La Cañada Flintridge residents, including the LCF Chamber of Commerce, the Assistance League of Flintridge and many more.
For more on the City’s financial operations, visit CityOfLCF.org/finance.