Fiscal Sustainability Task Force

Fiscal Sustainability

One of the City Council's strategic objectives is to maintain the City's long-term financial sustainability.  In doing so, the City Council reviews the City's 10-Year Financial Forecast which helps them identify trends, projections or concerns. Projections from June 2016 showed a General Fund deficit by Fiscal Year 2020-21 of $0.9 million, growing to $7.4 million by Fiscal Year 2024-25. Although Fiscal Year 2015-16 included a higher-than-anticipated operating budget surplus, the additional funds will likely push the deficit out just one or two years, thus not alleviating the structural nature of the deficit. At our current service levels, and with future facilities and community services, future expenditures will outpace future revenues.

Formation of a Task Force

At its November 1, 2016, City Council meeting, the City Council approved Staff's recommendation to form an Ad Hoc Fiscal Sustainability Task Force to:

  • Educate the public and foster discussion on the City of Dublin's current and projected financial status; and
  • To produce an advisory document with future budget options for the City Council to consider.

Structure of the Task Force

The Task Force will remain in effect for a one-year term and will meet bi-monthly beginning in January 2017.  The final advisory report is tentatively scheduled to be presented to the City Council in January 2018, for consideration of any related budget items to be included in the Fiscal Year 2017-18 Budget Update.

Selection of Task Force Members

Appointed by the Mayor, the Task Force will be comprised of seven members and two alternates.  This opportunity is being offered to any interested Dublin resident or Dublin business owner.  All applications are due no later than November 18, 2016, and the appointments will be announced at the December 6, 2016, City Council meeting. 

For more information, please call City Hall at 925-833-6650 and ask for:

Jay Baksa, Financial Analyst
Hazel Wetherford, Assistant to the City Manager 

You may submit an application online, or download and print a blank application.