We Want Your Input on the City’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2020

The City of Long Beach has an annual budget of approximately $2.8 billion. The only portion of the budget that is completely discretionary is the General Fund, which accounts for only 20 percent ($554 million) of the total budget. The General Fund provides much of the resources for critical City services, including police patrol, fire response, parks and recreation, library services, and streets and sidewalks.

Public input is an important and valued part of the budget preparation process. Accordingly, the following survey has been developed to help us understand what you believe should be the City’s General Fund priorities.

Long Beach Budget Priority Survey

The Long Beach Budget Priority Survey will allow you to identify the importance of various City services that are funded in large part by the General Fund, and are not fully offset be fees or fines. For each service listed, you will be asked to tell us whether the service is very important, somewhat important, not very important, not at all important, or that you have no opinion (or are unsure).

The Long Beach Budget Priority Survey will be reviewed as part of the budget development process. However, the results should not be considered to be representative of the public at large since the Budget Priority Survey is not a formal survey.

The Long Beach Budget Priority Survey is also available in a printed form. The printed form will be distributed at various community budget meetings and will be available in English, Spanish, Khmer, and Tagalog.

+ Start the Long Beach Budget Priority Survey now


Use OpenLB to explore the proposed budget visually. Graphs and charts visualize the details of the FY 20 Proposed Budget in comparison to the FY 19 adopted budget and five prior years of actual spending and revenues.

FY 2020 Proposed Budget Document

Read the Fiscal Year 2020 Proposed Budget in its entirety.