"Creative Accounting" "Bankrupts" Fire Fund

The May LaHabraHeights.net Newsletter includes a story on the Council's "Creative Accounting" on the Fire Fund to Justify a Tax increase.

See the actual dollar figures used to create the Chart here. The numbers were obtained from City Budget documents.

Below are the numbers from original City Budget documents for 2005-2010

Note: 2010 FD Income reduced by new Council method resulting in large deficit

As reported, the City Council and Staff reworked the numbers for 2005-2010 attributing only the Fire Tax as revenue to the Fire Department, as presented in an April Staff report, excerpted below, showing that surpluses and minor deficits, are now major shortfalls.