As mandated by the state, Elk Grove adopts balanced fiscal year 2025 budget






As California state law requires, Elk Grove Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen and her four city councilmen adopted a balanced budget for fiscal year 2025 during last night's city council meeting. The next fiscal year starts on July 1. 

The adoption was conducted with little fanfare, and the budget hearing lasted less than four minutes. City budget manager Nathan Bagwill provided the formal budget presentation during the June 12 meeting.

The vote was not taken during the June 12 meeting because District 1 City Councilman Darren Suen skipped that meeting. No reason has been disclosed for Suen's absence.  

After Bagwill's brief introduction, Mayor Singh-Allen quickly opened and closed public comment. Singh-Allen then permitted Suen to comment. 

Suen thanked the mayor for delaying the vote so he could comment on the budget. However, Suen, who has the longest tenure of the five city council members, aside from the obligatory platitudes to high-paid city staff members who prepared the budget, had scant remarks. 

"That budget reflects our investments in public safety, maintaining or keeping a handle on our homeless population, bolstering and maintaining infrastructure, and securing economic development opportunities for the city," he said. 

The 2025 general fund budget increased by $3.4 million to $92.4 million, with much of that going to additional city hall personnel. Over 70 percent of the general fund is budgeted for the Elk Grove Police Department. 

More details on the budget can be viewed here




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