Santa Rosa Approves $478-Million Budget

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The Santa Rosa City Council has approved a $478.8-million budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Unlike budgets of the past several years, this budget dedicates more funding and resources to core public services, rather than wildfire and pandemic response efforts. There’s a greater focus on public safety, code enforcement, and community programming in downtown. The Santa Rosa Fire Department is also getting $2.7-million to repair and replace aging equipment and trucks. That fund will be built up with more cash each year.