It is the mission of Santa Clara - Ivins Fire & Rescue to protect and preserve life, property, & the environment from fire, medical, and environmental emergencies, through implementation of our organizational programs, while acting fiscally and ethically responsible.
Santa Clara - Ivins Fire & Rescue
Santa Clara-Ivins Fire Rescue Fiscal Transparency Satement
It is the intent of Santa Clara-Ivins Fire Rescue to give the public a detailed look at the inner workings of the department. We encourage the public participating in financial planning, including the allocation of your tax dollars towards the services we provide – you the citizen. The documents listed in this section are documents that communicate our departments expenses, which represent the services we intended to provide the community through our various operational and administrative programs. Our fiscal budget year runs from July 1st to June 30th and consists of a yearlong planning cycle that begins in November and ends with city council approval in June the following year. It is our goal to include as many stakeholders into the process as possible with the goal of balancing both service mandates and stakeholder desires. To accomplish this balance, our organization’s budget is driven through program-based needs.
What Is Program-Based Budgeting?
Program-Based Budgeting is a budgeting tool where all budgetary information is organized around the Department’s programs and services. The budget will show the costs of the program, the revenues that the program generates, as well as showing a way to evaluate the program’s effectiveness and outputs through performance metrics. Organizing the information in this way, provides a clearer picture of how much money is being spent on each program, the services that the program delivers to Santa Clara-Ivins residents, as well as how well the program is performing.
What Is the Value of a Program-Based Budget?
Transparency- The program-based budget will provide a fuller picture of performance, revenues, and costs (including indirect and capital costs) associated with each program.
Accountability- The budget will include measurable objectives and performance measures for each program. Progress towards these goals will be a factor considered in determining future funding levels. Funding may be increased where additional resources are needed or decreased if there is insufficient justification for continued funding.
Data-Driven Decision Making- Understanding the full costs associated with each program, along with the value of that program and whether the program generates revenue, will enable better decision-making throughout the budget process.
How Is Program-Based Budgeting Being Implemented?
To fully support program managers through this process and ensure a high-quality product, the Fire Administration will implement Program-Based Budgeting, beginning with the upcoming 2023-2024 budget, generalized operational line items will transition over to program-based line items. These include Administration, Community Affairs, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Fire Suppression, Fire Training, Health & Wellness, Response Planning, Risk Reduction, Special Operations, Station Operations, Vehicle Operations, and Volunteer Programs.
Will the Budget Process Change?
The budget process will largely remain the same. Below is a diagram of the annual budget cycle under Program-Based Budgeting: