The statewide health department restrictions forced the city to close its aquatic center for 2020, and shut down or limit most of the park’s programming for much of the year.
In June, City Council cut 3.8 percent, or $2.86 million, to its then-$75.6 million 2020 operating budget. The 2021 budget, without the critical items included, would extend the amended $72.77 million overall budget.
City staff projected 2021 revenues to be $84.58 million, an 1.07 percent increase over 2020. The initial projected 2021 expenses was an increase over the amended 2020 budget, but down from 2019 spending.
The projected revenues do take into account the Fairfield Community Arts Center’s inability to hold shows and performances due to the COVID-19 virus restrictions.