A proposed budget for the Fiscal Year 2019/20 was presented to the Menifee City Council during a recent budget workshop. The $60.9 million balanced budget includes a transfer-in from the Menifee Police reserve fund of $2.8M to offset the startup costs of the new Menifee Police Department, as well as a transfer-in from the General Plan Reserve fund. In response to resident requests, the proposed budget is comprised of significant investments in public safety, services for residents and infrastructure improvements, including road repairs and enhancements. As city requests have increased with continued population growth, allocations are represented for the hiring of new employees to respond to citizen calls for service. The proposed budget also satisfies Council-adopted policies and strategic visioning, including the city’s financial contingency plan.