The Comparative Indicators report is a snapshot of information in six key areas. The indicators are related to City demographics, general fund revenues and expenditures, public safety, library, parks and public works services with ten other cities. The cities include Berkeley, Carlsbad, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Oceanside, Redondo Beach, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Santa Maria, Santa Monica, Sunnyvale and Ventura. The information was gathered from adopted and proposed budgets, on-line resources and reports and communication with staff.
While every city faces different challenges based on expectations of service levels, fiscal constraints, and community demographics, this information provides a starting point to gauge our effectiveness and efficiency relative to these other California communities.