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Anaheim City Council Approves $1.5 Billion Budget For Fiscal Year 2012/13
ANAHEIM, CA - (June 21, 2012) - The Anaheim City Council on Tuesday night approved the City’s Fiscal Year 2012/13 budget, affirming the City’s steadfast dedication to maintaining core services such as public safety, transportation and open spaces, while investing in parks, libraries and neighborhoods. The $1.5 billion budget supports the City’s commitment to its more than 343,000 residents, 15,000 businesses, and annually more than 20 million guests.

“I am grateful to everyone for the hard work in presenting a balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2012/13,” said Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait. “I commend City staff for their recommendations and more importantly, for not cutting into the City’s reserves. The past few years have been challenging. At the core of every great community are its people, and we have many great people here at City Hall who work tirelessly for the people of Anaheim. There is a lot of good happening in our City.”

The overall FY 2012/13 budget represents an increase of 1.8% from the FY 2011/12 adopted budget, and a 4.8% increase to the General Fund. The FY 2012/13 General Fund budget is balanced, and includes enhancement of core City services such as graffiti removal, neighborhood improvements, and the opening of Ponderosa Library.

The FY 2012/13 General Fund budget is balanced and projects an ending reserve balance of $19.5 million, representing approximately 8.2% of the General Fund budget.

Included in the budget are on-going enhancements as well as one-time projects, ensuring service delivery, public safety, infrastructure improvements and community well-being for Anaheim’s residents, businesses and guests. Those projects include but are not limited to the following --

Community Services: Opening of the Ponderosa Library this summer five days per week; design and development of Miraloma Park and Community Center; refurbishment of the Pearson Park pool; new lighting at Manzanita Park; increased Park Ranger patrol by one hour per day.

Anaheim Police Department: Addition of four civilian investigators to assist with crime solving; two sworn officer personnel to assist with community programs; funding for advanced hiring of sworn officer positions to fill upcoming retirements.

Anaheim Fire Department: Additional resources for high fire areas; equipment and technology updates; emergency preparedness projects.

For more information and for details on the City of Anaheim FY 2012/13 budget, please visit www.anaheim.net.

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ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation's premier municipalities and is one of California's most populous and most visited cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 351,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation's annual budget is $1.7 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as: Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Pacific Sunwear; and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including: Angels Baseball; Anaheim Ducks; the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with: The Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast; Honda Center; City National Grove of Anaheim; Anaheim GardenWalk; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 20 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.


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