In a letter to the editor published in The Signal on May 17, the author claimed the adjustments cited in this year’s city of Santa Clarita proposed budget were actually budget cuts. This is false. In fact, the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2023-24 totals $322 million, an approximate 7.7% increase from the current budget. This increase is a result of the city’s good fiscal management and higher-than-expected city revenues, allowing the city to fund a variety of additional operational and capital improvement program projects and needs, including more money for parks, general service and library operations. The proposed Fiscal Year 2023-24 budget is the largest in city history and, even still, the city remains in strong financial position.
Communications Division Manager
City of Santa Clarita