FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CITY RELEASES COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF COSTS FOR CORE SERVICES BY NEIGHBORHOOD
ANAHEIM, CA – (August 14, 2013) The City of Anaheim is pleased to present the results from a comprehensive study of budgeted General Fund expenditures for core services by neighborhoods throughout Anaheim. In July, Council Member Kris Murray and Mayor Pro Tem Gail Eastman had requested that staff create a report that provides a snapshot of how city resources are allocated citywide. The study analyzed total dollars allocated, the amount per capita and amount per square mile costs, measured by ongoing programs, city services, amenities and infrastructure, such as parks, community centers and libraries.
The study concluded there is a consistent distribution of resources throughout Anaheim’s west, central, south and east neighborhoods. The cost per capita outlines the City’s commitment to all residents throughout Anaheim’s 50 square miles. Of note, the Anaheim Resort area (in the south neighborhood) was not included in this study as the Resort pays for its costs of services and also contributes a portion of its economic benefit to the overall General Fund.
Furthermore, with regard to the City’s Capital Improvement Fund (CIP) the results indicate that between 2005 and 2012, there is a fairly equal share of resources spread throughout the City, with the majority of funds dedicated to projects within the west and central portions of Anaheim. Additionally, future plans for major capital improvement illustrates a commitment to meeting the needs of Anaheim’s older and more distressed neighborhoods in the western and central portions of the City.
A presentation of the report was made at last night’s City Council meeting. For a full copy of the report please visit www.anaheim.net, or by clicking here. To watch a recording of last night’s presentation please click here (please jump to item #23).
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 cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 346,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.6 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, the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team, and the Professional Arena Soccer League Anaheim Bolts. 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, and Angel Stadium of Anaheim. In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes millions of visitors to the city, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visitwww.anaheim.net.