Congratulations to the City of Santa Ana on the approval of a balanced budget and fiscal policy, as detailed in this article.  The City’s new fiscal policy calls for mandatory reserves and requires that Council pass balanced budgets.  Management Partners has worked closely with City officials to identify and address a deficit that was estimated at $30 million last fall.  The City has taken a number of measures to close the gap, including implementing our recommendation to outsource fire protection to the Orange County Fire Authority.