Balance the Budget and Keep Our Taxes Low

The City of Encinitas and San Diego County have had balanced budgets for many years, which is critical to maintaining citizens’ quality of life. It is equally important that balanced budgets align with citizens’ priorities. To achieve the best results, jurisdictions should plan ahead for medium and long-term needs, as opposed to focusing only on short-term needs and projects. The County should continue to set aside money to meet pension obligations and fully fund reserves for unforeseen circumstances. The County should be very proud of its record of fiscal discipline and AAA+ bond rating, which other counties strive to achieve.