Administrative Services Department

240 West Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA 91007

Tel: (626) 574-5424
Fax: (626) 821-0092

Hue Quach
Administrative Services Director

Hours of Operation
Monday -Thursday
   7:30 a.m.– 5:30 p.m.
Friday (Closed alternate Fridays)
   7:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.

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Proposed Budget 

Budget Presentation FY 18-19

City's Operating Budget

Overview of the Arcadia Budget

The City of Arcadia is a charter city operating under the Council-Manager form of government.  Our fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30.  This system of municipal management combines the strong political leadership of elected officials in the form of a City Council, with the strong managerial expertise of an appointed City Manager.

Taking into careful consideration the City's fiscal condition and the goals and objectives of the City Council, the City Manager works with all departments to evaluate services and programs and prepare a balanced budget for the City Council's consideration.  A balanced budget must be adopted by June 30th, the last day before the start of a new fiscal year.

After resources have been allocated in the budget, money is organized into the following funds:

General Fund

Most current municipal government operations are financed from an account known as the General Fund.  In Arcadia, services such as public safety, public works, recreation and community services, library services and general administration are included in this fund.

Special Revenue Funds

Special Revenue Funds are used to account for revenue derived from specific taxes or other earmarked revenue sources for expenditures that are restricted by law.  Specific sources included narcotic seizure funds, development fees for new park and playground facilities, construction and maintenance of the City’s street systems and local transportation activities.  Air quality, rehabilitation programs, solid waste management and maintenance of the City's sewer system are also included in the special revenue funds.

Capital Outlay Fund & Facilities Replacement Fund

The Capital Outlay and Facilities Replacement Fund accounts for acquisition of capital items and construction of capital projects and facilities as determined by the City Council.  Arcadia's Capital Outlay Fund derives its revenue from the City's share of the handle at the Santa Anita Racetrack, as allowed by the State of California.

The Enterprise Funds

The Enterprise Funds – Water, Sewer and Transit – account for City operations that are financed and operated in a manner similar to private business enterprises. The intent of the City in using this type of fund accounting is to see that the costs (expenses including depreciation) of providing these services to the general public on a continuing basis are financed or recovered primarily through user charges.  Fees for water services provide adequate funding for operations and replacement of capital facilities for the following fiscal year.  Also, transit services, in addition to fare revenue, receives funding from Proposition A Transportation Fund to ensure the enterprise remains in a positive equity position.

Capital Improvement and Equipment Plan

Overview of the Capital Improvement and Equipment Plan

The Capital Improvement and Equipment Plan is a general financial plan for capital improvement and equipment replacement, and the proposed means of financing them.  These projects are, for the most part, related to the City's infrastructure and are necessary to maintain a safe and healthy quality of life in Arcadia.  The Program outlines capital projects that are scheduled for a five-year period.  These projects may include such things as road and sidewalk improvements, tree projects, park/playground equipment, building maintenance, water and sewer maintenance and improvements, traffic signals, park maintenance and related matters.

The Development Services Department and the Public Works Services Department work together to administer the projects included in the Capital Improvement Projects. Individual departments, working with Purchasing, usually manage their own equipment purchases. 


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