BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Bakersfield City Council held a workshop to do a budget outlook for the fiscal year 2020-2021. The Special meeting was to discuss revenue loss due to COVID-19.
City Manager, Christian Clegg said, “Bakersfield is uniquely positioned unlike other California cities.” He adds, “Most cities operate their budgets from a fully programed perspective. The PSVS funds have not been fully allocated to ongoing costs.” However, he says they need to stay conservative and save through strategic priorities. “Coming out of COVID, we need to double down on our council goals and where we will have the greatest return on our investment.
City Manager Assistant, Chris Huot, projects the funding sources that are anticipated to be the most impacted are the transient occupancy tax, sales tax, and gas tax, along with recreation and parks related revenues.