Cities provide a range of direct services including police, fire, water, sewer, library, recreation, public works, recreation, senior citizen services, building, code enforcement, zoning/land use, disaster planning and economic development. The services cities provide are tailored to meet the needs of their particular community.

Maintaining Arcadia’s infrastructure is a major part of the City operation. Roads, traffic signals, street signs, the water and sewer systems, parkway trees, equipment and facilities all have Master Plans in place to ensure that they remain functional and are maintained consistent with the needs of the community, both now and in the future. Conservative spending and use of this kind of strategic planning has enabled Arcadia to remain financial stable in a very difficult time for local government.

Funding for city services 

  • Local taxes, including property tax and sales tax, shared with the State and County
  • Other taxes such as business license, hotel tax and utility user’s tax
  • State taxes (such as gas tax) passed on to local government
  • User fees for services such as those charged for development, water, sewer, and recreation programs