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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, 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% (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 several upcoming public events this spring:

  • 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)
  • 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 have additional input or questions, please email [email protected].