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  Under Research
#9 Increase Franchise Fees from 11% - 15%  Under Research
#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
#47 Metered parking at Skyline, Sixth St., Vicentia, City Hall, etc. Under Research
#54 Aluminum car ports with solar panels at all city facilities
#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
#52 Increase Property Taxes on Churches  
#55 Establish sports stadium             Under Research
#58/60 Bring Cabela's to Corona
#63 Sustainable revenue generation from Prop 64 taxes
#66 Create our own ambulance service
#67 Increase EMS monthly fee Under Research
#69 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
#88 Set up a peer to peer lending site similar to prosper.com Under Research
#89 Create digital services like DNS for domain names             Under Research
#90 Get large companies to sponsor our parks             Under Research
#97 Increase cost of CNG by a few cents Under Research
#98 Double cost of permits for those caught working without proper permits.              Under Research
#101 Charge a premium fee for weekend inspections             Under Research
#102Charge NPDES Fees for new construction like other cities.              Under Research
#103 Charge standard fee or hourly rate to remove graffiti from private property Under Research
#104 Allow large fees to be deferred or paid in regular payments with interest Under Research
#106 Contact regional film permitting offices to get more filming in Corona             Under Research
#107 Sell Corona Airport Under Research
#84 Sell "In God We Trust Signs" to inquring resident             Under Research
#139 Create resident fast-pass that would charge non residents fees for shortcutting through city  
#138 Participate in SCE Rooftop leasing program  
#130 Automate citation program in an effort to issue citations daily  
#73/118 Charge for Public Document Requests  
#111 Increase citation fees for failure to comply with city code  
#128 Create a Youtube channel for PD body worn and vechicle cameras  
#133 Advertise in the Corona Connection   
#132 Advertise on the Corona Cruiser  
#129 Invoice DUI offenders for public safety and emergency response  
 
CITY SERVICES COST
Idea Budget Impact Legality Service Impact Comm. Priorities ROI City Mgr. Review Council Policy Decision
#39/40 No mandatory union contracts when hiring for city services
#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)
#68 Reduce number of Patrol Officers to match Sheriff              Under Research
#70 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. 
#59 Utilize LA County Fire model. Utility truck with two paramedics.  Under Research
#92 Have code enforcement help set up HOA's so there is less work for code enforcement Under Research
#94 Implement a Level 1 Reserve Program for Corona PD to rely less on sworn officers Under Research
#96 Close City Hall week between Christmas & New Years. Employees to use vacation time or time off without pay Under Research
#100 Have staff utilize electronic meeting technology rather than driving to locations out of city limits.             Under Research
#109 Adopt a Drain program. Volunteers to clear storm drains.  Under Research
#134 Reevaluate Dial A Ride Bus Program Under Research
#115/116 Use internal employee to conduct fee studies rather than consultants  
#122 Utilize drones to monitor restricted parking areas. Use video to issue parking citations  
#120 Limit community sponsorship program per organization with an annual cap  

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
#64/27 Outsource City Manager /Assistant City Manager / Finance 

SALARY & BENEFITS
Idea Budget Impact Legality Service Impact Comm. Priorities ROI City Mgr. Review Council Policy Decision
#15 Reduce all City Staff salaries by 5%
#36 Eliminate lifetime medical benefits
#13 Reduce staff benefits/ Require staff to pay portion of medical benefits             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
#23/110 Leave CalPERS. Swith to 401k 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
#45 Create "Amazon-like" website for online shopping from Corona Businesses Under Research
#56/37 Hire Independent Operational Audit to identify opportunities to reduce expenses
#76/85 Retrofit appox. 8,750 High Pressure Sodium street & safety lights with LED Street Lights
#77/108 Solar panel covered parking at City Facilities. Potential grand funding for installation /upfront costs lower reoccuring electrical costs
#78/83 Scale back Independence Day celebration to just Parade & Fireworks. No Festival.  Under Research
#80/81/93/95 Change the city's operating hours to Monday- Thursday. Save on utilities
#82 Purchasing Division partner with Community Development to make database of suppliers within Corona to purchase from local suppliers.  Under Research