CALEXICO — City Finance Director Veronica Alvarado said, "The general fund is healthy — right now."
The City Council draws from the general fund to pay firefighters and police officers.
Alvarado was asked if the new City Council, sworn in after the March 5 election, will have funds to work with as it tries to fulfill campaign promises.
Will the council be able to raise salaries for the police officers, buy new equipment for the Fire Department and provide more recreational activities for Calexico's youth? All of the above have been promised by candidates on the doorsteps or in the living rooms of this city's homes.
Alvarado said the continued health of this city's general fund cannot be determined until this year's projected revenues are met. It all depends on collection of fees and the continued health of the city's sales tax revenues.