EXPLORE THE CITY’S PROPOSED BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021
Thank you for your interest in your community and the City budget. The annual budget is one of the most important policy documents the City produces. It provides a financial plan and a framework for focusing on priority issues while maintaining core services like street repair, trash pick-up, parks, and libraries.
The $2.6 billion Proposed Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 21) Budget continues the tradition of providing a diverse array of services and addressing the City Council’s priorities while emphasizing the good financial management and policies that have allowed us to be successful as a City.
This year we have also faced an unprecedented series of issues – a world-wide pandemic, the injustices of systemic racism, a faltering and uncertain economy, and the projected largest budget shortfall in recent history. The Proposed FY 21 Budget is a balanced budget that relies on both structural and one-time solutions to solve a projected $30 million General Fund shortfall.
Please explore the budget documents below and join one of the community conversations to learn more about the City’s budget.
JOIN THE CONVERSATION ABOUT THE CITY’S ANNUAL BUDGET AND FUNDING PRIORITIES
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HOW WOULD YOU BALANCE THE BUDGET?
Balancing a budget is no easy task, and this fiscal year, the City is anticipating a $30 million shortfall. Try your hand at solving the shortfall using the Long Beach's Budget Simulator, an educational tool from Stanford University.