City of Pleasant Hill

Posted on: March 1, 2017

City Council Approves Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

2018 Adopted budget infographic

Last night, the Pleasant Hill City Council unanimously approved the City’s FY 2018 budget, totaling $45.1 million. The budget is a reflection of the Pleasant Hill Mayor and City Council’s priorities set forth and serve as a policy-making tool for the community.

The FY 2018 budget for the City of Pleasant Hill is comprised of general fund expenditures totaling $6.7 million, special fund expenditures of $12.5 million, debt service fund expenditures of $3.6 million, capital improvement fund expenditures of $16.7 million, and business/proprietary fund expenditures of $5.6 million. The FY 2018 total budget is $45.1 million.

“The approved budget certainly focuses on priorities to continue moving our community forward in a positive direction,” said Don Sandor City Manager. “As we put together this budget, we focused on areas that residents prioritized in the community survey, including staff and service enhancements. As the City continues to grow and develop, capital improvement street and park projects remain a top priority. I want to thank the Mayor, Council and City staff for their hard work during this budget process. Even though this is my last budget, I know the City will continue to prioritize projects as they work together to do what is best for the businesses and citizens of Pleasant Hill.”  

Key components of the FY 2018 budget include funding for the following initiatives:

Commitment to Public Safety

  • Hiring of part-time ambulance staff on Saturdays and Sundays during 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.   
  • Hiring an equipment operator to help maintain streets.
  • Implementation of K-9 program to aid the Police Department in service to the community.

Service Enhancements 

  • Purchase of one new dump truck and snow plow to main conditions of city streets.

Capital Improvement Plan

  • Reconstruction of Oakwood Drive and Pleasant Hill Boulevard Intersection
  • Reconstruction of NE 60th Street, south of University Avenue and Morningstar Court
  • Resurfacing of SE 43rd Street
  • Reconstruction of NE 70th Street, south of University Avenue
  • Extension of Meacham Drive, west of NE 70th Street
  • Reconstruction of Vandalia and Pleasant Hill Boulevard
  • Lighting improvements at Doanes Park for baseball field #3
  • Shelter addition at Christie Lane Park
  • Extension of recreation trail along Parkridge Avenue

The budget maintains the property tax levy for residents at $11.65 per $1,000 of taxable valuation. The tax rate has been held at this rate for the past eight years. The City’s operating and capital budget is thoroughly reviewed before it is approved by Council. Good long-term planning and monitoring of current operations and future needs of each department helps to ensure the levy rate is kept low, while ensuring City Council is making decisions that are in the best interest of the community.

To learn more about the approved budget and to review the entire document, click here.

To view the infographic, click here.  

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