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City Financial Outlook and Funding Needs

Residents in Central Park at Art and Wind Festival   

The City of San Ramon is committed to providing the essential services and facilities that help maintain a high quality of life.

Every day, our employees work hard to support safe neighborhoods, quality streets and roads, attractive parks, abundant recreation venues and programs, vibrant arts and cultural opportunities, and more.

Our goal is to provide the services that our community values, while also being fiscally responsible.

Over the past 10 years, without creating an extra burden on our community, the City of San Ramon has:

  • Constructed the City’s Joint Public Safety Facility
  • Funded the Iron Horse Trail Overcrossing at Bollinger Canyon Road
  • Fully-funded City pension obligations
  • Been awarded $5.6 million in state funding to enhance public safety around retail centers

The City is beginning its 2024/25 Budget Process, with a commitment to maintaining essential services, even as the City navigates rising costs that outpace year-over-year revenue projections.

In line with the City’s commitment to maintaining financial stability, the budget must meet the City’s policy of maintaining a General Fund contingency reserve of 36% (or $21.6 million). Unmet staffing and operational needs, and many Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs), continue to remain unfunded. The City is exploring ways to include critical staffing and infrastructure funding into future balanced budgets to preserve the City’s quality of life. The City continues to evaluate both federal and state grant opportunities for roads, parks, and public safety.

Community input is vital to budget planning and protecting San Ramon’s future.

In keeping with our ongoing commitment to quality service and transparency, we want to hear from you.

Please click the link below to complete a short survey about San Ramon's quality of life.

Click here to view the survey brochure that was mailed to San Ramon households in February 2024.

Residents can also pick up the postcard pictured below at City facilities, and scan the QR code to respond to the survey.

City Survey Postcard


In-Person Events

The City is presenting information and seeking feedback from the community at a number of upcoming public events this spring:

  • Lunchtime* Presentation & Conversation at Senior Center
    Tuesday, April 16 at noon

    Alcosta Senior and Community Center (9300 Alcosta Blvd.)

    * This event takes place alongside the Café Costa Senior Lunch Program. To participate in the meal, please sign up in person at the Alcosta Senior and Community Center or call (925) 973-3250 no later than noon on Monday, April 15.

Suggested lunch donation for those ages 60+: $3
Required lunch fee for ages 59 and under: $6

 Seating will also be available for anyone who would like to attend, but not participate in the lunch.

  • Arts Advisory Committee Meeting
    Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m.

    Dougherty Station Community Arts Center (17011 Bollinger Canyon Road)

  • Community Town Hall Event
    Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m.
    San Ramon Community Center - Fountain Room (12501 Alcosta Blvd.)

  • Community Town Hall Event
    Thursday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m.
    Dougherty Station Community Arts Center - Ridgeview Room (17011 Bollinger Canyon Road)

Additional events will be added as they are confirmed.

 If you have additional input or questions, please email [email protected].