This came over the transom on Thursday from Councilwoman Kris Murray:
Council Approves Historic Budget
$10 million surplus for public safety and neighborhood improvements
On Tuesday, the City Council unanimously approved a historic city budget, dedicating a $10 million surplus, created by growth in the resort district, to neighborhood improvements including restoration of police and fire personnel, iconic new community centers and park expansions, repaving local streets and roads, and significant improvements for water, sewer, sidewalks and other vital infrastructure.
This year’s budget demonstrates the effectiveness of Anaheim’s long-standing strategy of investment in our resort area, which has a direct and tangible nexus with sustainable, new revenue to fund improvements across all Anaheim neighborhoods.
Due to the strength of the city’s tourism industry, as we continue to build on a legacy founded 60 years ago, Anaheim’s budget is balanced, we are investing millions in surplus revenue citywide, and we have a five-year outlook that will secure a 20 percent cash reserve for the city.
It’s a great day in Anaheim!