CHINO HILLS >> The city of Chino Hills is looking to grow in the coming fiscal year, which begins July 1.
The proposed 2017-18 budget, which will be voted on by the City Council in June, projects growth in both expenditures and revenues.
If the proposed budget is approved, city expenditures will grow in the coming year, from $142.6 million in actual expenditures last year, to $185.1 million next year.
The largest jumps in spending are in the city’s capital improvement program, which is growing from $4.1 million to $33.8 million, which pays for city infrastructure, including storm drains, road paving, and sidewalks.
In the meantime, the city will be spending less in various departments:
• Finance drops from $25 million to $19.9 million
• The city manager’s office declines from $27,.1 million to $2.6 million
• Public works dips $53.7 million to $52.4 million
The proposed budget only asks to add one full-time position to the city payroll, to 149 full-time employees, although it’s not quite that simple: If the budget is approved, one community services employee would be added, going from 13 to 14 full-time positions; along with one in finance, going from 20 to 21 full-time positions; while public works would cut one employee, going from 74 to 73 full-time positions.
City officials project a slight increase in revenue in the coming year: an estimated $171.6 million, up from last year’s $169.6 million.
Fees for services is the largest source of revenue for the city — an estimated $45.4 million next year — followed by taxes and assessments, which…
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