Idea Proposals


This page will be continually updated with idea proposals on how the City of Corona can best become fiscally sustainable. Once ideas are submitted, they will be logged, researched, reviewed by the City Manager, and ultimately decided upon by City Council. Please review the ideas below and feel free to SUBMIT YOUR OWN

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REVENUE SOURCES
Idea Budget Impact Legality Service Impact Community Priorities ROI City Mgr. Review Council Policy Decision
#8 Community Choice Aggregation  Pending
#9 Increase Franchise Fees from 11% - 15%  Pending
#34 Property Transfer Tax Increase
#29 Raise the sales tax percentage Under Research
#17 Larger Portion of Property Tax from State
#35 Property Tax Assessment of $100 per year
#46 Solar power on city facility rooftops
Metered parking at Skyline, Sixth St., Vicentia, City Hall, etc.             Under Research
#54 Aluminum car ports with solar panels at all city facilities
Permit pased parking for neighborhoods. Enforce violations aggressively.             Under Research
#48 Advertising/Sponsorship at parks, facilities, side of firetrucks and PD vehicles Under Research
#49 Increase firework penalty fees
#50 Collect Transient Occupancy Tax from Airbnb
Increase Property Taxes on Churches             Under Research
Establish sports stadium             Under Research
#58 Bring Cabela's to Corona
#63 Sustainable revenue generation from Prop 64 taxes
#66 Create our own ambulance service
Increase EMS monthly fee             Under Research
Hire parking patrol to increase parking citations             Under Research
#74 Long-Term leases on City Owned Properties/Land
#87 Set up website for people to donate to city departments they want to support
Set up a peer to peer lending site similar to prosper.com             Under Research
Create digital services like DNS for domain names             Under Research
Get large companies to sponsor our parks             Under Research
Increase cost of CNG by a few cents             Under Research
Double cost of permits for those caught working without proper permits.              Under Research
Charge a premium fee for weekend inspections             Under Research
Charge NPDES Fees for new construction like other cities.              Under Research
Charge standard fee or hourly rate to remove graffiti from private property             Under Research
Allow large fees to be deferred or paid in regular payments with interest             Under Research
Implement a Technology Fee              Under Research
Contact regional film permitting offices to get more filming in Corona             Under Research
Sell Corona Airport             Under Research
Sell "In God We Trust Signs" to inquring resident             Under Research
 
CITY SERVICES COST
Idea Budget Impact Legality Service Impact Comm. Priorities ROI City Mgr. Review Council Policy Decision
#39 No mandatory union contracts when hiring for city services
Eliminate programs & services until budget is balanced             Under Research
#10 Cost savings of 2 or 3 man fire engines
#11 Using 4th man volunteer when 4 firemen are needed for fires. (avoid sending 2 3-man trucks)
Reduce number of Patrol Officers to match Sheriff              Under Research
Increase fees or eliminate # of Recreation activities offered             Under Research
#65 Utilize OT to pay for 4th person on fire trucks. Phase in as retirements occur. 
Utilize LA County Fire model. Utility truck with two paramedics.              Under Research
Have code enforcement help set up HOA's so there is less work for code enforcement             Under Research
Implement a Level 1 Reserve Program for Corona PD to rely less on sworn officers             Under Research
Close City Hall week between Christmas & New Years. Employees to use vacation time or time off without pay             Under Research
Eliminate expensive one-time events like Independence Day & Christmas Lighting and encourage private groups to assume festivities.              Under Research
Have staff utilize electronic meeting technology rather than driving to locations out of city limits.             Under Research
Adopt a Drain program. Volunteers to clear storm drains.              Under Research

OUTSOURCING
Idea Budget Impact Legality Service Impact Comm. Priorities ROI City Mgr. Review Council Policy Decision
#32 Contract EMT services to avoid future pension costs & eliminate overpaid positions
#44 Contract out City Attorney & Staff
#42 Contract with Cal Fire
#12 Contract with Riverside County Sheriff
#33 Outsource/ Privatize DWP
#64 Outsource City Manager /Assistant City Manager / Finance 
Outsource Animal Shelter             Under Research
Subcontract Maintenance Services for city facilities.               

SALARY & BENEFITS
Idea Budget Impact Legality Service Impact Comm. Priorities ROI City Mgr. Review Council Policy Decision
Reduce Fire Dept. salaries & benefits             Under Research
Reduce Police Dept. salaries & benefits             Under Research
#15 Reduce all City Staff salaries by 5%
#36 Eliminate lifetime medical benefits
Reduce staff benefits             Under Research
Match city salaries & benefits to private sector             Under Research
Require staff to pay portion of medical benefits             Under Research
Restructure overtime policies             Under Research
Removal of travel allowances             Under Research
Cut amount of city personnel             Under Research

INSOLVENCY / BANKRUPTCY
Idea Budget Impact Legality Service Impact Comm. Priorities ROI City Mgr. Review Council Policy Decision
#24 File bankruptcy and restructure existing contracts

CalPERS
Idea Budget Impact Legality Service Impact Comm. Priorities ROI City Mgr. Review Council Policy Decision
#20 Prevent Pension Spiking Under Research
#25 Monitor Surpreme Court Case on retroactively changing benefit packages
Contract to Avoid CalPERS Responsibilities             Under Research
#23 Leave CalPERS. Swith to 401k Under Research
No more CalPERS for new hires             Under Research

GENERAL SUGGESTIONS
Idea Budget Impact Legality Service Impact Comm. Priorities ROI City Mgr. Review Council Policy Decision
#16 Citizen Task Force to act as advisory on all budget matters
Create "Amazon-like" website for online shopping from Corona Businesses             Under Research
#56 Hire Independent Operational Audit to identify opportunities to reduce expenses
Paramedic truck at each fire station for paramedic calls             Under Research
#76 Retrofit appox. 8,750 High Pressure Sodium street & safety lights with LED Street Lights
#77 Solar panel covered parking at City Facilities. Potential grand funding for installation /upfront costs lower reoccuring electrical costs
Scale back Independence Day celebration to just Parade & Fireworks. No Festival.              Under Research
#80/81 Change the city's operating hours to Monday- Thursday. Save on utilities
Purchasing Division partner with Community Development to make database of suppliers within Corona to purchase from local suppliers.              Under Research