Scotts Valley has a $12.9 million General Fund budget, which pays for general city services. The police department and local dispatch make up 45% of the budget, nearly $6 million. The next largest department, 16% of the budget, is public works, which manages all of the streets, roads, parks, and public facilities. The remaining 39% of the budget is for planning, building, capital improvement projects and general city administrative services (finance, human resources, legal, risk management and administrative services).
The City’s budget is developed in public through a five-month process with staff and the City Council. The budget process starts in February with final budget adoption in June.
For more information about the City’s budget: https://www.scottsvalley.org/184/City-Budget