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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.

The City has begun its 2024/25 Budget Process, and is navigating 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%. 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.

Virtual Town Hall

On Friday, May 17, City Manager Steven Spedowfski shared a short presentation on San Ramon's Financial Outlook and Funding Needs, and answered questions from residents.

Click here to watch the recording on YouTube.

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


Upcoming In-Person Events

The City is presenting information and seeking feedback from the community at several upcoming public events* this spring:
  • Chamber of Commerce Business & Community Roundtable
    Friday, June 28 at 8:30 a.m.
    PG&E Training Center at the San Ramon Valley Conference Center (3301 Crow Canyon Road)

*Additional events will be added as they are confirmed. If you are part of a community group and would like to request an in-person presentation / conversation, please email [email protected].


Previous Community Outreach

Open Community Survey

In February 2024, the City mailed a brochure with information and a survey card to all San Ramon households.

The survey was also available online, and residents were invited, via email, text and online videos like the one below, to share their funding priorities.

 

Note: Survey results will be shared in June. 

In-Person Events

The City has shared information and gathered feedback from the community at a number of public events, including:

  • Planning Commission Meeting - 2/20/24
  • Parks and Community Services Commission Meeting - 3/13/24
  • Historic Foundation Meeting - 2/26/24
  • Library Foundation Meeting - 3/4/24
  • Arts Foundation Meeting with Senior Foundation members in attendance - 3/18/24
  • Open Space Advisory Committee Meeting - 1/8/24
  • Senior Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting - 2/5/24
  • San Ramon Teen Council Meeting - 3/19/24 
  • Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting - 3/21
  • Library Advisory Committee Meeting - 4/4/24
  • Lunchtime presentation at Senior Center - 4/16/24
  • Arts Advisory Committee Meeting - 4/17/24
  • Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee Meeting - 4/19/24
  • Community Town Hall at San Ramon Community Center - 4/25/24
  • Staff Table at Art & Wind Festival - 4/26/24 & 4/27/24
  • Community Town Hall at Dougherty Station Community Arts Center - 5/30/24