Victorville To Outspend Its Revenue By More Than $16 Million in 2023-24

It appears that for at least the second year running, Victorville will have the second largest amount of money flowing into its coffers among all municipal governments in San Bernardino County, surpassing four county cities with larger populations, while simultaneously having the third largest operating budget among the county’s cities.
In terms of population, Victorville is San Bernardino County’s fifth largest city, with 134,810 people living within its city limits at the time of the 2020 census. In that regard, it lags behind San Bernardino, Fontana, Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga.
In income and spending, however, it surpasses all cities in the county other than Ontario.
This upcoming year, running from July 1, 2023 until June 30, 2024, Victorville will have $328,695,053.21 in revenue and $345,055,841.82 in expenses.
That means the city will engage in $16,360,788.61 in deficit spending over the next twelve months. It will make up for the difference by drawing against the city’s reserves.In terms of municipal wealth in San Bernardino County, Victorville comes in a distant second place to Ontario, which has an overall budget nearly three times the size of Victorville’s, that being something less than a billion dollars, $979 million, to be precise.
Victorville nosed out third place Rancho Cucamonga, but not by much. Rancho Cucamonga has $269,611,330 running through its municipal operations, which are kept on a separate set of books from its fire department operations. The City of Rancho Cucamonga subsumed what was formerly known as the Foothill Fire District in 1989, and continued to account for its operations on a separate ledger. When the fire department’s 2023-24 scheduled operating budget is added to the rest of the city’s funded operating projections, Rancho Cucamonga boasts projected income for 2023-24 of $326,021,390, just below the $328,695,053.21 Victorville is anticipated to take in.
Like Victorville, Rancho Cucamonga is scheduled to go out on a limb by engaging in deficit spending, as it will lay out $354,026,700 during the 12 months running from July 1, 2023 until June 30, 2024.

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