City of South Pasadena Launches Community Budget Input Survey

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Media Release

South Pasadena (Calif.) – The City of South Pasadena extends an invitation to
all community members to participate in shaping the Fiscal Year 2024-2025 budget.
Your input is invaluable as we work together to prioritize fiscal goals and maintain
essential services for our community.

The budget serves as a crucial policy document, outlining fiscal priorities and
providing a framework for financial decision-making. It ensures the continuation of core
services that enhance the quality of life for all residents.

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The budget process involves thorough analysis of actual and projected fund balances, revenues, and expenditures. Each City department meticulously prepares detailed budgets, including recommended service levels and activity goals for the upcoming fiscal year.

The Finance department collaborates with other departments to project revenues accurately. Subsequently, the City Manager reviews departmental requests, aligns activities with City Council policies, and makes necessary adjustments.

The Proposed Budget is then compiled and presented for public review at a scheduled
public hearing before being submitted to the City Council for final approval.

We value community engagement throughout this process and encourage all residents to participate. To share your input, please complete the Fiscal Year 2024- 2025 budget survey available here: or visit the City of South Pasadena’s website homepage.

The survey is also available through flyers located at all City counters. The deadline for survey submission is May 14, 2024, at 6:00 p.m.

The City will also be conducting extensive outreach on upcoming opportunities for further engagement and participation in the process. For any questions on the survey or the budget process, please contact the Finance Department at or call (626) 403-7250.