Mayor Ron Kott Gets the Job Done!

I am proud to announce we won two awards for financial excellence this year.  Our current budget is now a useful financial planning tool, helps the Council in making policy decisions, and recently won the Operating Budget Excellence Award for 2019-2020. Click here to view the City’s 2020-2021 budget and learn more about what we are doing with this year’s budget. Transparency is paramount for my administration and there is nothing to hide. Your concerns are my concerns. Because I’ve seen a lot of misinformation about the City’s budget on social media these days, please take the opportunity to access the facts, and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I’d love to hear from you! 

I am happy to be able to make clear and concise information regarding the City’s finances available to our residents and to everyone working for our City. Early in my term on the City Council that information was not easy to access. Staff reports on issues before the City Council often contained inaccurate financial information. I worked with the City Manager and the finance staff to establish guidelines as to how best to presentation of financial information in staff reports. Financial information in staff reports is now detailed and precise, enabling Council members to evaluate alternatives better and make informed decisions. The awards we receiving now are a testimony to the changes we made years ago. As a consequence, Rio Vista City financial audits are current, and for the last few years, have been timely and with a “clean” opinion after years of neglect.

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