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A new biennial (two-year) budget was passed by the City Council on June 18, 2019.
See details on the Budget page or the Let's Do It page.
Like many other member agencies of California’s Public Employee Retire System (CalPERS), Monterey is facing significant challenges based on the projected increase of our pension costs. Our CalPERS cost will double within the next 8 years - increasing from about $12 million in 2017/18 to $24 million in 2024/25. The City is legally required to meet our annual CalPERS obligations.
At the same time, Monterey residents and businesses deserve to continue to live and work in a community which prides itself on providing a high level of municipal services and responsiveness. Over the past five years, we have made significant investments in our aging infrastructure – we need to continue to rebuild and sustain our City so that future generations can enjoy our quality of life.
We need to address:
Monterey City Council passed the biennial budget at the June 18, 2019 City Council meeting. Here's the Council Report and Resolution . The final adopted budget was posted July 9, 2019.
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A Fiscal Health Response Plan is being developed to define the various steps and measures to help us in preserving Monterey's quality of life. We want you to be a part of this process. Our proposed Fiscal Health Response Plan will look at four broad CORE strategies: