Securing Dublin's Future

Dublin is a great place to live, work, and do business.  We have outstanding quality-of-life services, fantastic schools, and exceptional parks and recreation programs.  However, like many cities throughout California, Dublin has long-term fiscal challenges that will impact the City’s ability to maintain quality of life services at levels desired by our residents.

What are Our Quality of Life Services?
Public safety, great schools, recreational opportunities, and quality parks all contribute to Dublin’s excellent quality of life. Important quality of life services include, among others:
  • Quick 911 emergency and medical response
  • Police protection and crime prevention programs
  • Fire protection and prevention
  • Senior and after-school youth programs
  • Street and pothole repair
What are Dublin’s Fiscal Challenges?
Through consistent fiscal management, cost savings measures, and strategic budget cuts, the City of Dublin was able to minimize impacts to the community’s services during the economic recession and State budget crisis.  Like many cities in California, Dublin faces long-term fiscal challenges.  In 2015, the City Council made “Assuring Fiscal Sustainability” its number one Strategic Initiative.

We must continue to maintain quality of life services such as police protection, crime prevention, local fire stations, 911 emergency response times, and parks maintenance, while also preserving the City’s long-term financial viability for future generations.  Costs for services, such as our contract for police and fire services, as well as ongoing maintenance, are estimated to outpace our revenues by Fiscal Year 2020/2021.

What is the City Doing to Address These Issues?
The City has begun engaging the community about how we can maintain our local quality of life services and preserve the City’s long-term financial viability.  We must be able to protect our community’s services no matter what happens in Sacramento or with the economy.  Please join the conversation about Securing Dublin’s Future.

Join the Conversation
Join the conversation by letting us know what services are important to you. Please fill out a Community Feedback Survey today. If you would like to find out more information, please contact Assistant City Manager Linda Smith at 925-833-6650 or via email.