2023 Budget in Brief
Running from July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024, the City’s Fiscal Year 2023-24 Adopted Budget is a policy cornerstone and lays out both the planned sources and uses of all of the City’s resources. The budget – and those for prior years – is available here, while the Budget in Brief postcard and this site are abbreviated versions to provide a starting point for the community to engage with the budget.
City General Fund Expenditures
The City operates under the Council/Manager form of government, with operations distributed across a number of departments and programs. These departments and their areas of programmatic responsibility are shown in the organizational chart. Notably, no Public Safety departments are represented, as Saratoga contracts with the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office and several independent Fire Protection Districts cover the City's footprint. Below provides a breakdown of how each dollar is spent.
What is General Administration?
General Administration encompasses those functions relating to operating the organization, including those expenditures from the City Council, the City Manager's Department, the Administrative Services Department, and the City Attorney's Office.
What are Internal Services?
Internal Services represent the functions that draw from across the organization to provide specialized services, such as Risk Management and Facilities Maintenance. Also included in this category for this abbreviated presentation is the City's unfunded accrued liability (UAL, or pension liability) minimum plus additional discretionary payments.
What are Community Services?
Community Services are those functions that interface directly with the community for purposes such as Community Engagement, City Funded Events, and Community Events Grants.
For more detail about the City's operating departments, program descriptions, and the costs associated with providing those specific services, visit the City's Fiscal Year 2023-24 Adopted Budget!
- ARPA Capital Improvement Plan Projects - Public Works will make significant progress on infrastructure projects funded by the American Rescue Plan Act's (ARPA) $7.2 million allocation to Saratoga. The projects include stormwater management improvements, advances to clean water initiatives, and the Prospect Road Green Infrastructure project among others.
- Pavement Management Program - City Council expanded funding for the Pavement Management Program (PMP), allocating $1.337 million from the General Fund's Capital Reserve to ensure Saratoga's roadways are resurfaced and maintained.
- Reimagining Facility Rentals - A strategic partnership between the City and Los Gatos-Saratoga Community Health and Recreation (LGS-Rec) transfers management and administration of City facilities and park rentals effective October 1, 2023, resulting in a savings to the community without sacrificing services or facilities. @(Model.BulletStyle == CivicPlus.Entities.Modules.Layout.Enums.BulletStyle.Decimal ? "ol" : "ul")>
|Priority Project Name||Annual Funding Goal|
|Annual Pavement Management Program||100% dedicated PMP revenues: Gas Taxes, Roadway Rehabilitation fund (SB1), Refuse Vehicle Impact Fee, SCC Measure B Sales Tax|
|Annual sidewalk, Storm Drains, Curb & Gutter, and Bridge Infrastructure||$250,000|
|Annual Retaining Wall Infrastructure||$200,000|
|Annual Parks, Trails, Grounds and Median Infrastructure||$250,000|
|Annual Roadway Safety and Traffic Calming Infrastructure||$150,000|
|Annual Public Art Infrastructure||$25,000|
|Annual Hakone Gardens Infrastructure||$25,000|