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What are YOUR budget priorities?

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If you were on the City Council, how would you spend a budget dollar in the City’s General Fund? You've got one dollar to 'spend,' on essential City services. Allocate 100 green dots with each dot representing one cent, that reflects how you would budget City resources.

Response Percent Response Count
Police and Fire Services 40.6% 4,505
Parks and Recreation 14.5% 1,610
General Administration & Support Services (Management, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology) 8.9% 987
Community Development 7.5% 834
Street Maintenance and Facilities (Maintenance Only – Capital Outlay paid from other Funding Sources) 11.4% 1,265
Public Works Administration & Engineering (Management and Oversight of Operations and Capital Projects) 7.2% 798

If additional General Fund dollars become available, please rank your priorities for how the money should be allocated to current operational priorities. To see more detailed information on each priority, please click on the priority name.

Average priorities over 117 responses
  1. (Uniformed patrol officers and fleet; field operations management; K-9, SWAT, crisis negotiation, bike patrol, beach patrol, CSI, and field training)

    Police – Patrol
  2. (Certified paramedics, medical supplies and equipment required for emergency medical assistance calls)

    Fire – Emergency Medical Services
  3. (Includes Street Repair and Traffic Control operations and repair services, traffic median maintenance, traffic control markings and graffiti removal program)

    Public Works – Street Maintenance and Facilities
  4. (First responders to fires, medical aid, accidents, hazardous conditions, service calls and requests for mutual aid assistance)

    Fire – Operations
  5. (Sports and fitness classes, camps, leagues and tournaments; beach and swim programs)

    Recreation Programs – Sports and Aquatics
  6. (Community special events; specialty classes; nature and outdoor recreation activities; facility, park and field reservations and operations; REC Program; Teen Center)

    Recreation Programs – Recreation Services
  7. (Environmental Programs, pollution prevention, energy efficiency, comprehensive City-wide strategies and policies).

    Community Development – Environmental Sustainability
  8. (Investigations, School Resource Officers (2), regional crime suppression taskforce participation (2), court liaison)

    Police – Investigations
  9. (Executive Management and Development of Capital Improvement Plan, grant management, project management and inspection of capital improvement projects)

    Public Works – Administration & Engineering for Maintenance and Infrastructure Projects
  10. (Traffic control and crowd management at special events, collision investigations, crossing guard program, enforcement of parking regulations, field support during routine and critical incidents, and enforcement of municipal code violations)

    Police – Traffic Safety and Parking Enforcement
  11. (Crime Prevention, Neighborhood Watch, volunteer programs, press relations)

    Police – Community Affairs
  12. (Processes and maintains police reports, property and evidence, front desk staffing, field support services, department-wide technologies, 9-1-1 Dispatch services)

    Police – Technical Support Services
  13. (Visual, literary, musical, performing and public art programs and exhibitions)

    Recreation Programs – Cultural Arts
  14. (Protection of people and property through enforcement of the Fire Code, plan checks, issuance of permits, permit inspections, public education)

    Fire – Prevention
  15. (Emergency preparedness, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), communications and public education)

    Fire – Support Services
  16. (Review of traffic requests, implementation of traffic control measures and parking permits, traffic signal maintenance, enhancements to pedestrian and bicycle facilities, and preparation of transportation and parking studies)

    Community Development – Traffic Engineering
  17. (Programs related to health and fitness, arts and crafts, table games, outdoor activities, drama, literature, movies, creative writing, educational programs, discussion groups, luncheons and dances)

    Recreation Programs – Older Adults
  18. (Code Enforcement Officers proactively work with residents and the construction community to address quality of life concerns as well as conduct investigations and inspections to ensure compliance with municipal codes and applicable health and safety codes)

    Community Development – Code Enforcement
  19. (Review of all discretionary land use applications such as use permits, variances and coastal permits, as well as updates to the General Plan, Zoning Map, Municipal Code and Local Coastal Program; Review of Plan Checks and permits to ensure conformance with local zoning, State regulations, and CEQA compliance)

    Community Development – Planning/Zoning
  20. (Permit processing and plan review for all new residential and commercial projects, home additions and remodels, and commercial tenant improvements; inspection of all construction projects)

    Community Development – Building
  21. (City Manager, City Clerk, City Attorney, Finance and Accounting, Human Resources and Risk Management, Information Technology)

    General Administration and Support Services – Management, Finance, HR, IT

Although these infrastructure priorities often have dedicated funding sources described above, community input is essential to align City resources with community preferences. Please rate the following infrastructure priorities on a scale of “1-Low Importance” to “5-High Importance”:

Outdoor Recreation Facilities and Parks – Polliwog, Live Oak, Sand Dune, Begg Pool, etc.
Response Percent Response Count
1 7.0% 8
2 7.9% 9
3 14.0% 16
4 14.9% 17
5 51.8% 59
Parking Facility Maintenance and Replacements
Response Percent Response Count
1 9.6% 11
2 14.9% 17
3 40.4% 46
4 12.3% 14
5 15.8% 18
Recreational Facilities – Joslyn Center, Manhattan Heights, Arts Center
Response Percent Response Count
1 5.3% 6
2 13.2% 15
3 29.8% 34
4 27.2% 31
5 21.1% 24
Sewer Infrastructure Maintenance and Replacements
Response Percent Response Count
1 3.5% 4
2 7.0% 8
3 21.1% 24
4 29.8% 34
5 33.3% 38
Sidewalk, Median, and Street Light Maintenance and Replacements
Response Percent Response Count
1 2.6% 3
2 6.1% 7
3 36.0% 41
4 27.2% 31
5 21.1% 24
Stormwater Infrastructure Maintenance and Replacements
Response Percent Response Count
1 4.4% 5
2 11.4% 13
3 21.1% 24
4 28.9% 33
5 26.3% 30
Street Maintenance and Resurfacing Projects
Response Percent Response Count
1 5.3% 6
2 5.3% 6
3 24.6% 28
4 35.1% 40
5 24.6% 28
Water Infrastructure Maintenance and Replacements
Response Percent Response Count
1 4.4% 5
2 8.8% 10
3 16.7% 19
4 25.4% 29
5 41.2% 47

If other funding becomes available, please prioritize your choice for the facility you think is most in need of significant updating, remodeling and/or replacement:

Average priorities over 117 responses
  1. Located at 1402 North Peck Avenue at Manhattan Beach Middle School. 

    Begg Pool
  2. Located at 1400 Manhattan Beach Boulevard. 

    Fire Station #2
  3. Located at 1601 N Valley Drive. 

    Joslyn Community Center
  4. Located at 1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard at Manhattan Beach Heights Park.

    Manhattan Heights Community Center
  5. Located at1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard. 

    Manhattan Beach Arts Center
  6. Located at 1601 Manhattan Beach Boulevard in Polliwog Park. 

    Manhattan Beach Historical Red House at Polliwog Park
  7. Located at 320 15th Street to include improvements at City Hall, plaza area and Police Station/Fire Station #1. 

    Civic Center Plaza

Do you have any other comments on the City’s Budget or other priorities not listed in this survey?

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February 4, 2020, 9:18 PM
  • If you were on the City Council, how would you spend a budget dollar in the City’s General Fund? You've got one dollar to 'spend,' on essential City services. Allocate 100 green dots with each dot representing one cent, that reflects how you would budget City resources.
    • Police and Fire Services (25)
    • Parks and Recreation (15)
    • General Administration & Support Services (Management, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology) (15)
    • Community Development (15)
    • Street Maintenance and Facilities (Maintenance Only – Capital Outlay paid from other Funding Sources) (20)
    • Public Works Administration & Engineering (Management and Oversight of Operations and Capital Projects) (10)
  • If additional General Fund dollars become available, please rank your priorities for how the money should be allocated to current operational priorities. To see more detailed information on each priority, please click on the priority name.
    1. (First responders to fires, medical aid, accidents, hazardous conditions, service calls and requests for mutual aid assistance)

      Fire – Operations
    2. (Crime Prevention, Neighborhood Watch, volunteer programs, press relations)

      Police – Community Affairs
    3. (Emergency preparedness, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), communications and public education)

      Fire – Support Services
    4. (Certified paramedics, medical supplies and equipment required for emergency medical assistance calls)

      Fire – Emergency Medical Services
    5. (Includes Street Repair and Traffic Control operations and repair services, traffic median maintenance, traffic control markings and graffiti removal program)

      Public Works – Street Maintenance and Facilities
    6. (City Manager, City Clerk, City Attorney, Finance and Accounting, Human Resources and Risk Management, Information Technology)

      General Administration and Support Services – Management, Finance, HR, IT
    7. (Environmental Programs, pollution prevention, energy efficiency, comprehensive City-wide strategies and policies).

      Community Development – Environmental Sustainability
    8. (Executive Management and Development of Capital Improvement Plan, grant management, project management and inspection of capital improvement projects)

      Public Works – Administration & Engineering for Maintenance and Infrastructure Projects
    9. (Community special events; specialty classes; nature and outdoor recreation activities; facility, park and field reservations and operations; REC Program; Teen Center)

      Recreation Programs – Recreation Services
  • Although these infrastructure priorities often have dedicated funding sources described above, community input is essential to align City resources with community preferences. Please rate the following infrastructure priorities on a scale of “1-Low Importance” to “5-High Importance”:
    • Outdoor Recreation Facilities and Parks – Polliwog, Live Oak, Sand Dune, Begg Pool, etc. - 4
    • Parking Facility Maintenance and Replacements - 2
    • Recreational Facilities – Joslyn Center, Manhattan Heights, Arts Center - 3
    • Sewer Infrastructure Maintenance and Replacements - 4
    • Sidewalk, Median, and Street Light Maintenance and Replacements - 3
    • Stormwater Infrastructure Maintenance and Replacements - 3
    • Street Maintenance and Resurfacing Projects - 4
    • Water Infrastructure Maintenance and Replacements - 4
  • If other funding becomes available, please prioritize your choice for the facility you think is most in need of significant updating, remodeling and/or replacement:
    1. Located at 1402 North Peck Avenue at Manhattan Beach Middle School. 

      Begg Pool
    2. Located at 1400 Manhattan Beach Boulevard. 

      Fire Station #2
    3. Located at 1601 N Valley Drive. 

      Joslyn Community Center
    4. Located at 1601 Manhattan Beach Boulevard in Polliwog Park. 

      Manhattan Beach Historical Red House at Polliwog Park
    5. Located at 1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard at Manhattan Beach Heights Park.

      Manhattan Heights Community Center
    6. Located at1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard. 

      Manhattan Beach Arts Center
    7. Located at 320 15th Street to include improvements at City Hall, plaza area and Police Station/Fire Station #1. 

      Civic Center Plaza
  • Do you have any other comments on the City’s Budget or other priorities not listed in this survey?
    No response.
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Your Budget Priorities

The City’s General Fund is the primary fund of the City and used to account for all general revenues (taxes, fees and charges for services) and expenditures (costs of core administrative and operational tasks provided by the City). 

In Fiscal Year 2019-20, General Fund Revenues were projected to total $76,085,386. The City’s most significant General Fund Revenue sources are Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Service Charges, and Hotel Transient Occupancy Taxes (TOT).
 

The Fiscal Year 2019-20 adopted General Fund Expenditure Budget included $75,024,437 for essential City services. For every dollar spent, the cost of these services breaks down as follows:



Police and Fire Services

Parks and Recreation

General Administration & Support Services (Management, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology)

Community Development

Street Maintenance and Facilities (Maintenance Only – Capital Outlay paid from other Funding Sources)

Public Works Administration & Engineering (Management and Oversight of Operations and Capital Projects)

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