A Fiscal Emergency was declared unanimously by the La Mirada City Council at its February 14 meeting.
Sacramento's recent elimination of Redevelopment Agencies is taking nearly $58 million from La Mirada. Additionally, the economic recession cost La Mirada some $8.3 million over several years.
The City has taken actions to respond to this situation, and has worked hard to reduce its costs. The City's workforce has been reduced by 27 percent, hours at City facilities have been modified, and programs and services have been cut.
The Declaration of Fiscal Emergency says current revenues and cost savings measures will not be enough to avoid deeper, more severe cuts to city services. Unfortunately, without additional revenues, La Mirada will not be able to maintain essential city services at levels necessary for the community.
The City will continue assessing strategies to maintain and stabilize city revenues and protect city services. La Mirada will also evaluate additional cost savings measures and possible revenue enhancement opportunities.
The following links provide information on the Fiscal Emergency and how La Mirada is responding to the State's continual takes of local funds.
Continue to check this site regularly, as information will be updated. If you have questions about La Mirada's Fiscal Emergency, please call the City Manager's Office at (562) 943-0131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.