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“We want to make sure that your tax dollars are at work properly, and these are the [types of improvements] that make the City of Lakeport a nice place to be.” - Click on the image below for Part One of the Mayor’s Message

City Council, staff, citizens and consultants work together to provide a collective vision for the City of Lakeport. Some recent highlights discussed in Part 1 include :

Recently completed $9 million of infrastructure improvements

Overview of the renovations completed on the city’s 1 million and 1 1/2 million gallon water storage tanks Recently completed North Main Street sewer line replacement project

Installation of new docks with modern technology in Library Park

School Bond Measure remodel of Westshore Pool

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“ S I SAT DOWN TO REFLECT and offer my thoughts on our Annual Report during my tenure as Mayor, including the many accomplishments and future challenges that you will read about here, I felt a sense of another story brewing within. An ‘elephant in the room,’ if you will. This ‘elephant’ I speak of, is of course, the horrific fires Lake County experienced, including California’s third most devastating, the Valley Fire. The everyday business of budgeting, working on capital improvements, and going about our normal lives took a distant back seat to saving lives, protecting property and recovery. We were very fortunate to not be adversely affected by fire here in the City of Lakeport, but no one in Lake County was unaffected. In the early hours of the Valley Fire, I witnessed city staff, council members, police officers and our citizenry all joining together to evacuate fire threatened communities, staff the emergency operations center, provide shelter to fire victims and support the first responders.

Martin Scheel - Mayor (2015)

Our small city nearly doubled in population within days due to the fire command center located at our fair grounds and the 4,000 plus fire personnel needed to save our communities. Hundreds if not a thousand additional vehicles on our streets, traffic jams (wait, traffic jams?). Local businesses being overwhelmed. This in itself can devastate a small community. But it did not. Instead of scores of angry citizens voicing their concerns, we witnessed a multitude of signs of support for our firefighting guests. Instead of our community being upset that their favorite restaurant was overwhelmed with fire support staff and may run out of food, they were offering their meals to the firefighters. This same sentiment continued throughout Lakeport and Lake County. It became immediately apparent that city limit lines, town boundaries, political partisanship and other barriers that can consume our daily lives had disappeared. The cities and communities of Lake County became the community of Lake County. I have a great sense of pride on how the community of Lakeport came together to assist our neighbors, and the work we did as a City this past year strengthened our ability to do. The investments we made in our water infrastructure better abled us provide that critical resource to responders while limiting the impact to our residents and businesses. The attention we gave to our roadways allowed for commerce to continue unimpeded and resources to be available to fire victims. And the plans we set in motion to enhance the safety and effectiveness of our police department will ensure that future times of need will be met for anyone who calls Lakeport home.

“Our community came together as one family, 60,000 plus strong.”

As we move down the path of recovery, I believe we must preserve this camaraderie that has been forged from disaster. We still have the day-to-day business of running our city and providing services to our citizens. We still have to budget for the future. Recovery will take years if not decades and will be part of our daily lives. One of your children may be writing this message in the not too distant future. What will their message be? I am confident that we can lay the foundation for our and their future.

From that first radio call ‘fire on Cobb,’ to the homes being rebuilt as we speak, I think what impacted me most from my unique view as your Mayor during the fires of 2015, is how our community came together as one family, 60,000 plus strong. The City of Lakeport will continue to be a supportive ‘sibling’ as we journey through our new future. A future that in my opinion is best described as: ‘Lake County Strong’” -Mayor Martin Scheel


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Roads and Infrastructure

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Clean, smooth, debris-free roads keep Lakeport safe and beautiful. Pictured: road improvements to Mellor Drive.


Road Projects Expenditures Total in 2015


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Road Improvements Revitalizing our roads as funds are available continues to be one of our foremost goals. Smooth and clean city streets promote the safety and well being of our citzens and our economy. We are pleased to have completed several road rehabilitation projects over the last year. These include:

Parallel Drive

Various neighborhood streets

Mellor Drive

We eagerly anticipate completing our road improvement goals this calendar year. Along with our extensive Main Street revitalization project, our 2015-2016 road projects include:

Bevins Street Rehabilitation (Pending)

Eleventh Street complete dig-outs, crack repair and fresh striping

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South Main Street

Beach Street Overlay (Pending)

Valley gutter at Lakeport Blvd and South Main Pothole repair and miscellaneous repairs

2015-2016 Road improvement budgets anticipate the asphalt costs alone to total approximately $50,000

Video: Lakeport Resident James Meek, owner of The Soap Shack. Click on the image to view the video.

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Water Highlights Lakeport residents have worked hard to conserve water amidst California’s water shortage. The City of Lakeport’s Water Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Division is dedicated to expanding your efforts. The construction crew installs and maintains new and existing water and sewer systems to private property and within dedicated easements throughout the City. The crew works on emergency water breaks and sewer stoppages when they happen, and schedules the repair or replacement of water distribution and collection system Inflow and Infiltration deficiencies.

The division continuously monitors the quality of the water that it provides to its residents and proudly maintains the distinction of providing the safest, clearest, and best tasting drinking water in Lake County. We also provide 24hour service and support to the public by responding to customer concerns, emergency water breaks/repairs, and ensuring the City has high quality drinking water in adequate supply for firefighting, domestic, and commercial use.

We continue to prioritize community engagement by responding quickly to citizen inquiries, participating in local awareness programs and expanding our presence through social media.

USDA Project Update The City is completing work on nearly $9 million of water and sewer infrastructure capital projects deemed most economical and critical to existing needs. Nearly $3 million of this project has been provided by the USDA in the form of grants, while the remaining amount comes in the form of longterm, low-interest USDA bonds. Water projects are nearly complete and include the following:

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Sewer Highlights The Sewer Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Division provides collection, treatment, and disposal of sewage in a manner compliant with the health and safety needs of the community and the environment. Delivering this service in the safest, most reliable method possible is the highest concern of the Public Works Department.

Purchase of property securing groundwater wells vital to the City’s water supply. Repair and reconditioning of groundwater storage tanks.

Procurement and installation of electronic water meters, City-wide.

Replacement of SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system used to control all vital elements of the City’s groundwater and surface water treatment and distribution system. and to control all vital elements of the City’s sewer collection and treatment system.

Sewer projects completed or nearly complete include the following:

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Sewer main line replacement along North Main Street

Sludge removal from oxidation ponds at sewer treatment facility

Right-of-way acquisition and force main line rehabilitation under Highway 29

The Sewer division provides 24-hour service • Clearlake Ave lift station rehabilitation and support to the public by responding to customer concerns, emergency sewer stoppages, and ensures sewer system functionality. The division operates and maintains eight sewer lift stations, a secondary treatment and disposal facility, and a collection system to the customer’s property line. The division works with developers and customers on sewer service issues during project design, service installation, and future needs. The division also inspects the collection system for Inflow and Infiltration (I&I) problems that require remediation to restore system capacity.

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Our utilities staff is dedicated to keeping the City of Lakeport running smoothly. We take pride in our pure, clean drinking water. We provide an adequate supply for firefighting, domestic, and commercial use and proudly keep Lakeport healthy and safe.


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Enjoyment Lakefront Plan Beautiful new docks have been installed at Library Park. Even the pouring rain during the ribbon cutting did not diminish the excitement from the community and boaters of Lake County. With a portion of a $10,000 contribution from the Lakeport Rotary, solar lights were added to the docks which create a new ambiance to our docks and Library Park.

The City of Lakeport, with its easy access to fishing, boating and plenty of community activities, is an excellent place to play and relax.

Westshore Pool The City of Lakeport operates a public swimming pool for the benefit of the Lakeport community, which includes residents outside of the City limits. The pool is available to private clubs, the Lakeport Unified School District, and the general community during summer months, providing an invaluable service to parents and children. Westshore Pool also offers swimming lessons during the summer months for $60 per child.

The City of Lakeport, along with Measure T funding provided for Lakeport Unified School District, plan on making extensive refurbishments to the Westshore Pool in the near future.

Solar power is not only a viable, environmentally responsible resource, it also has the potential to generate significant cost savings. Council has voiced strong support for the City to pursue its implementation, and it will be a key focus for us in the coming year.

Video: Jeff Kramer, Owner, Main Street Bikes. Click on the image to view the video.

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“My work here has really changed my perspective. The conduit between residents and the council is really inspiring. Seeing the community involvement, the elected officials, the volunteers who serve on committees and all of the effort and time they put in together is really inspiring to me.” - Hilary Britton - Department Secretary Administration Services


The annual 4th of July fireworks display is a amazing sight to be seen. The process takes months of planning and many sets of hands to plan and execute the 20 minute display each year over beautiful Clear Lake. Each year the display gets bigger and better and includes more than 750 fireworks set off from pontoon boats on Clear Lake. Fireworks are ignited with an automatic electric firing system that requires hours of electrical wiring. Safety is always the primary concern and strict regulations are followed in cooperation with the Lakeport Fire Department as well as other state and federal agencies. Each year the amazing display with clear views and glowing reflections cast onto the lake below is a one of a kind experience.

Video: Tim O’Meara, Co-Owner O’Meara Brothers Brewing Company Click on the image to view the video.

New Restaurants 2015 was a very busy year for the opening of new Lakeport Restaurants and businesses. Residents and visitors alike are enjoying the new atmosphere to eat delicious food and relax. Some of the restaurants that have opened or expanded are:

O’Meara Bros. Brewing Company

Suzie Q’s Donut Shop

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The Wholly Bowl

Drinx Bar and Grill (opened in 2016)

Parades and Concerts Parades ringing in the important events in Lakeport are a staple of small town charm.

Memorial Day

Festival of Lights

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Independence Day Kid’s Halloween

During the summer months Lakeport holds Friday night concerts in Library Park. Concerts are free of charge and feature performing artists that include blues, Rock n Roll, Disco, Country and Cajun.


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“The popularity of Measure I shows that the citizens of Lakeport understand that we need to help ourselves, and we can really make positive things happen when we do that.” - Click the image below for Part Two of the Mayor’s Message

Highlights Many exciting projects have been completed and are being planned for the City of Lakeport. Some highlights discussed in Part 2 include :

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Overview of the property purchase of the new facility for the Lakeport Police Department

Plans for installation of solar fields to reduce electricity costs and save tax dollars Grant funding for Carnegie Library renovations

Grant funding for lakefront improvement projects as well as assistance for small businesses Overview of Measure I Priorities for 2016


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“ ROWING OUR COMMUNITY TOGETHER. We believe we must act boldly and deliberately to strengthen our local economy, thereby enhancing service delivery and maintaining the highest quality of life for our citizenry. Growing a community together is a collaborative effort between all stakeholders: the City Council, city management, staff, and most importantly the community. The focus has been three core elements: 1. 2. 3.

People Service delivery Fiscal sustainability

People: an organization’s success cannot be achieved without good people. As we discuss infrastructure most people think of pipes under the ground and roads. For a service industry such as the City, people/ Margaret Silveira - City employees are a key infrastructure for the service delivery and the success of a community. Lakeport is fortunate to have this resource. The key is to retain and attract this resource. We have wonderful individuals working hard for this City.


Service delivery: The City is a service-based organization. It’s what we do. Over the last several years we have provided high quality municipal services at the lowest possible cost. But as our economic recovery continues, costs are rising faster than revenues. We need continue to focus on the ‘what’ and the ‘how.’ What services can we continue to provide at the highest level and how best we can do it?

“Growing a community

together is a collaborative effort between all stakeholders.”

Fiscal Stability. We are recovering from the most devastating financial disaster in over 80 years and are beginning the process of restoration. The State of California is not making the process easier for us, opting instead to solve its own financial hardships on the backs of local government. Lakeport is resilient and will find our way to economic and fiscal prosperity.

Infrastructure Matters. We rely on our infrastructure to be the cornerstone of a successful city. Quality roads, water mains, and sewers are the backbone of our community. During the 2014-15 fiscal year the City of Lakeport has made substantial investment in its capital infrastructure. New docks were installed at Library Park. Parallel Drive was resurfaced. The environmental process for the Lakeshore Boulevard Emergency Repair Project was set into motion. And major water and sewer infrastructure projects were completed or well under way. Unfortunately, even though much was done, this is largely insufficient to what is required to replace or rehabilitate every fixed asset, especially our roads. I want to thank the West Side Park Committee for their civic leadership and commitment to the community. The infrastructure they continue to enhance, new baseball fields, horseshoe pits, sand pits for beach hand ball, trails and many planned projects for the future add tremendous value to our City. I’d like to thank the volunteers at our police department, who have been a tremendous help during our shortness of staff, and to countless members of the community who believe in Lakeport and roll up their sleeves when needed. And I want to thank my entire staff at the City of Lakeport for their hard work and endurance they’ve demonstrated over the past few years with limited resources. And to the City Council, I praise you for the leadership you have demonstrated. Your support makes our job more rewarding and drives us to perform at our best.” - City Manager Margaret Silveira


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t Did you know? The average response time to an emergency call by LPD is 3-5 minutes, anywhere in the City.

Safety and Well-Being

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The City is often the first responder to calls for emergency service outside the City limits in the surrounding Lakeport area.

providing high quality law enforcement services, consistent with professional standards and best police practices, and to protecting and respecting the rights of all citizens. The Department provides 24-hour police services to the Lakeport community. Services include:

uniformed patrol and traffic enforcement

criminal investigations

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parking enforcement

school resource officer services animal control

property & evidence control records & support services

community relations & crime prevention.

In an ongoing effort to reduce crime and increase public safety, the department uses community policing methods and programs which include Police Volunteers, Neighborhood Watch, DARE program and community outreach through social media, presentations and personal contacts.

Police Expenditures Number of budgeted sworn officers: 11

Total budget 2015-2016: $ 1,869,428 Total expenditures 2015: $ 1,723,286 Total 2013-2015: $4,956,681

Video: Lakeport Resident Bill Kenner Click on the image to view the video.

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New Solid Waste Contract A new solid waste contract has been approved with a franchise hauler.

t City’s Response to 2015 Fires

Benefits of the contract include:

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Ensures that City is meeting its solid waste diversion requirements. Strong focus placed on cost control for residential and commercial customers.

Stronger oversight of billing and operations.

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Westside Community Park

A group of Lakeport volunteers assembled financial and labor support to create a community recreation park. The Westside Community Park Committee was incorporated and received its nonprofit status on November 1, 1999. The park is nestled on 60 acres of land set aside

by the City of Lakeport. The Committee leases portions of the land for Park development. As phases are completed the City of Lakeport dedicates them as parkland and assumes the administration and maintenance.


Coordinated with CalFire for use of County Fair Grounds, providing logistical support, particularly in water delivery and solid waste removal.

Provided security of responding fire agencies’ camp site at Westside Park.

Provided Public Works staff in evacuation efforts and traffic control, most notably in the Clear Lake Riviera area. Provided Police personnel to assist with evacuation efforts in Cobb and surrounding communities.

Provided management and technical staff to support the command center operations, most notably in the areas of public information and GIS mapping. Total spent in support for the Rocky and Valley Fires: over $42,000.

The park currently consists of two soccer fields, picnic areas, regulation baseball and little league/softball fields, turf for multiple soccer fields, a dog park and hiking trails. The group has future plans to develop an equestrian area, horse shoe pits, and pump track within the park.

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Lakeport is a city driven by community spirit. The City of Lakeport proudly maintains our community-built Westside Park. Our dedicated staff continues to revitalize our roads and parks to keep Lakeport a safe and beautiful city in which to play and live.

Affordable Senior Housing Working closely with developers, we helped complete a new housing project in 2014, Bella Vista, offering quality 48 unit residences for dozens of low and moderate-income senior citizens who have chosen Lakeport to live out their golden years. Part of this effort involved tailoring our policies to move the project forward. In the end, it was an incredible triumph. Now in 2015, the same developer is beginning the process for another 32 units of housing for low and moderate income seniors in Lakeport. We also were successful in securing grant funding in 2014 to support low income residents in home rehabilitation and first time homebuyer assistance.

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Measure I


“I believe that the working team of elected officials and community leaders who have come together right now and will continue forward, would be pretty hard to beat in any state.” - Click the image below for Part Three of the Mayor’s Message

2015 also held some opportunities for growth and ensured safety for the citizens in the City of Lakeport. Highlights from part three include:

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Economic development collaboration with groups such as LEDAC, regional groups and consultants

Discussion of the impact of the 2015 fires on Lakeport and its citizens

Expansion of the Nixle program Reflections on term from Martin Scheel

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Where Does Funding Come From? 4,661

Enterprise Revenue


State Sales Tax

852 686

Property Tax Grants and contributions

Licenses and Franchises Other Revenue Transient and other taxes Fines and penalties


340 283

Use of Money and Property

174 154 41

$ Dollars in Thousands

increase in revenue from previous year for general fund

How Are Funds Used? Debt Service 7% Loans / Grants 2%

Operations 16%

52 Budgeted Full Time Employees

CIP 52%

Salaries and Benefits 23%

Measure I

In 2015, this 0.5% sales tax provided $730,893 to fund repairs and maintenance of City streets, parks and community service facilities, and expand public services and programs. *$6.88 million has been collected since Measure I was enacted in 2004.

$488,088 Roads and Infrastructure

$12.3 million spent since 2004.

$17,991 Public Safety

$20.4 million spent since 2004.

$224,813 Parks and Recreation

$5.3 million spent since 2004.

For more information, view our Comprehensive Annual Financial Report at this link:,-2015-(protected)-324201691757PM.pdf

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Economic Development

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Approximately 45% of all jobs in the county are located in the Lakeport area.

Lakeport’s wonderful weather and exceptional environment make it quite simply a great place to live, work, and play.

Lakeport Demographics

The City of Lakeport was incorporated on April 30, 1888 as a general law city. As the administrative seat for the County of Lake, and with a residential population of more than 4,750 in a 3.1 squaremile area, Lakeport is graced with a strong business base and a well established residential community. Largest Employment Sectors:

Local Government


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Healthcare Energy


Median Household Income: $43,588

Total Lake County population under 18 years: 20.4%

Total Lake County population over 65 years: 20.6%

Male to female ratio is about 1:1

Total Lake County percentage of population with Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.2%

10.41% of property tax paid by Lakeport residents and businesses is collected by the City of Lakeport. The rest is allocated primarily to schools and the County of Lake, with the remainder going to smaller special districts.

Video: Lakeport Resident Al Menchaca, Owner, Old World Tavern Click on the image to view the video.

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South Main Street Annexation The City of Lakeport stands ready to provide critical, high-quality, low-cost municipal services to the residents and business owners along the South Main Street/Soda Bay Road corridor. Following the annexation process, the City will extend its water infrastructure down South Main Street and portions of Soda Bay Road, while looping it to its main line across Highway 29 and north along Parallel Drive. The benefits to current Lakeport citizens include enhancing an efficient and reliable water delivery system and realizing greater economies of scale, helping to keep costs low and Housing Market rates affordable to everyone. Newly incorporated residents and businesses will have the choice to connect to the system at that time, at a later time, or not at all. If their choice is to connect, they will enjoy the same level of benefit as each of the other 2,200 households and businesses that call Lakeport home. Additionally, those newly incorporated into the City will receive the full services the City has to offer, including police patrols, economic development programs, infrastructure maintenance, and much more.

Lakeport market trends indicate an increase of $55,500 (33%) in median home sales price over the past year.

Economic Development Local businesses have suffered tremendously over the past several years, and the focus of our economic development efforts must remain on business retention. The City’s commitment to economic development must be maintained through active advisement by the Lakeport Economic Development Advisory Committee (LEDAC) and in collaboration with the Lakeport Main Street Association, the Chamber of Commerce, and the County’s marketing program. Staff has been very active in pursuing a regional economic development approach. The County of Lake, with approximately 64,000 population, is not much more populated that a mid-size city in California. It is important for both the cities of Lakeport and Clearlake to partner with the County of Lake in marketing and promoting the area through a regional approach. As funding becomes scarce for activities outside of core municipal services, the need for regional cooperation becomes more apparent. A working group from both cities and the County continues with regular meetings to discuss the opportunities and the structure of a regional economic entity. It is important to remember that as our regional partners prosper, so do we.

At this time the City has approximately $2 million in redevelopment bond proceeds, $1.9 million of which are planned to be targeted at Downtown Main Street for the coming year. This will grow our efforts to promote economic development, tourism, and economic vitality for the City.

Sales Tax

1.5 cents

of every taxable dollar spent in Lakeport funds critical services, such as public safety, road maintenance, parks and the westshore pool.


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Department Updates

“Lakeport is a beautiful community. We work to ensure it remains a wonderful place to raise a family, enjoy retirement, recreate, and live a healthy, fulfilling life. Those attributes will be maintained, in part, through the effective delivery of municipal services.” - City Manager, Margaret Silveria

City Manager and City Council This dedicated team of individuals developed and created a budget plan to achieve five City-wide goals as follows:

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Recruit and retain key positions in the organization

Engage in community outreach in neighborhoods and promote community involvement Enhance the City’s participation in regional economic development goals. Complete the Lakefront strategic Plan

Continue to search for and implement efficiencies in service delievery and cost cutting strategies, including the use of solar power.

City Clerk The City Clerk acts as custodian of Lakeport’s official city records and is responsible for the codification of city ordinances into municipal code. The city clerk is also the custodian of the official city seal and must determine the validity of City documents and certify that they are official by signatures and affixing the seal.

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Administrative Services City staff enhanced recruitment efforts to attract out of county candidates and create a stronger, more capable workforce. Evaluations were conducted to assess departmental training needs and provide opportunities for personal growth and recognition of excellence. The City of Lakeport is dedicated to growing and developing a dynamic and talented team of enthusiastic individuals who make Lakeport a wonderful place to live and work.

Police Department A new home for the Lakeport Police Department is palnned. The building which previously housed the Social Security Department on South Main Street is a great location for the new facility. We capitalized on the opportunity, and acquired the building using the most cost effective resources available. The City was able to finance the project with a low interest loan through the USDA Community Facilities Program. The Police Department is scheduled to move in late summer 2016. The Lakeport Police Department hired its 11th Police Officer for higher crime prevention in Lakeport. Body cameras were also purchased for officers as well as replaced MAV units. Extensive community outreach was also provided to

increase neighborhood watch programs.

Finance and IT

New financial and customer service software implemented. This is a great asset to our Finance Department, the community, and to our organization as a whole. Accounting, reporting, budgeting, and customer service are enhanced and made more effective with this new system. It is the result of the tremendous effort and dedication to the project by the Finance Department staff that made it possible. The Finance Department is also actively working to complete the installation process on a new city-wide phone system. Along with extensive efforts to increase financial transparency and community involvement, the City of Lakeport has been awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the third year in a row.

Public Works and Utilities To enhance services to the community while reducing costs, the City of Lakeport Public Works Department has been merged with the Utilities Department to incorporate the enterprise activities of water and sewer services. The restructured Public Works Department now consists of seven distinct divisions, each with its own unique function and purpose. They are as follows:

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Administration and Compliance Roads and Infrastructure

Parks, Buildings and Grounds, Westshore Pool

Water Operations and Maintenance

Sewer Operations and Maintenance CLMSD Special Projects

Community Development The Community Development Department is comprised of three divisions: Planning, Housing, and Building. Each division has various roles in the review and approval process of new development projects, inspections and code enforcements. City staff worked closely with local businesses and the general public to strengthen economic bonds within the community and surrounding counties. Continuous efforts have been made to assist in the implementation of major grants and programs to benefit Lakeport including first time homebuyer, the rehabilitation grant through the HOME program and Habitat for Humanity.

Economic Development The staff is committed to involvement with crucial economic development organizations within Lake County such as the Lakeport


Economic Development Advisory Committee (LEDAC), the Lakeport Main Street Association and Lake County Chamber of Commerce. City staff sits on boards at Marymount College, Mendocino College and Sutter Lakeside Hospital. The Economic Development Department completed an extensive Carnegie Library reuse feasibility study to make the historical structure ADA compliant and to review the best implementation strategies for the benefit of Lakeport businesses and residents.

2015 was a very busy year for the City’s dedicated and hardworking staff. Long hours and hard work were involved in the planning of several critical projects, including the Downtown Main Street revitalization, USDA water and sewer infrastructure rehab, and various road resurfacing and rehab efforts, just to name a few. This was in addition to the regular day-to-day work that staff attended to. This year will be time to see these through and to deliver to Lakeport what was promised.

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Audited FInancials


June 30, 2015 Balance Sheet Revenues, Expenditures, and Changes in Fund Balance General By Major Category % of Revenue ASSETS REVENUE Cash and Investments $1,085,669 Taxes: Restricted cash and investments 26,696 Sales $2,038,604 50.8% Receivables, net of allowance for uncollectables: Property 852,111 21.3% Interest 1,079 Transient Occupancy 57,700 1.4% Taxes 339,136 Business licenses 92,105 2.3% Notes 24,998 Other taxes 4,051 0.1% Grants and subventions 171,608 Licenses, permits, and franchises 283,032 7.1% Accounts and other 103,240 Fines, forfeitures, and penalties 41,435 1.0% Prepaids 55,221 Use of money and property 116,514 2.9% Due from other funds 1,095,275 Intergovernmental revenue 270,643 6.8% Advances to other funds 349,565 Charges for service 79,183 2.0% Land held for resale - Other revenue 173,800 4.3% Total assets $3,252,487 Total revenue 4,009,178 100.0% LIABILITIES EXPENDITURES Accounts payable 271,001 Current: Accrued payroll liabilities 43,442 General Government: Total liabilities 314,443 Council 86,231 2.2% Administration 199,860 5.0% DEFERRED INFLOW OF RESOURCES Attorney 92,013 2.3% Unavailable revenue - business license tax 22,459 Finance 140,577 3.5% Total deferred inflow or resources 22,459 Non-departmental 337,763 8.4% Community Development: FUND BALANCE Planning 175,238 4.4% Nonspendable: Building 135,595 3.4% Loans receivable 24,533 Roads and Infrastructure Long-term interfund advances 349,565 Public Works 717,894 17.9% Restricted: Engineering and Information Technology 329,648 8.2% Law enforcement 9,091 Housing and support programs 7,763 0.2% Parks and recreation 5,000 Economic development 26,592 0.7% Committed: Public safety 1,638,359 40.9% Revenue stabilization 362,095 Parks, buildings, and grounds 535,584 13.4% Assigned: - Total expenditures 4,423,117 General reserves 1,750,630 Subsequent year’s budget: appropriation of fund balance 304,671 Excess of revenue over Debt service reserve 110,000 (under) expenditures $(413,939) -10.3% Unassigned (deficit) - Total Fund Balance 2,915,585 OTHER FINANCING SOURCES (USES) Transfers in $16,035 Total Liabilities and Fund Balance $3,252,487 Transfers out - Total other 16,035 Net change in fund balance $(397,904)

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CITY-WIDE June 30, 2015 Statement of Net Position Statement of Activities By Major Category % of Revenue ASSETS REVENUE Cash and investments: General Revenue: Available for operations $4,287,933 Sales taxes $2,038,604 22.1% Restricted cash 3,449,963 Property taxes 852,111 9.2% Receivables (net allowance for uncollectables) 1,568,988 Transient and other taxes 153,856 1.7% Inventory and prepaids 135,816 Licenses, and franchises 283,032 3.1% Notes receivable 3,222,286 Fines, forfeitures, and penalties 41,435 0.4% Capital assets not being depreciated: Use of money and property 340,204 3.7% Land 4,128,386 Other Revenue 173,800 1.9% Construction in progress 3,128,788 Enterprise revenue and other charges for service: Capital assets, net of accumulated depreciation: Water 1,826,264 19.8% Buildings and improvements 20,905,994 Sewer 2,786,791 30.2% Machinery, equipment, and vehicles 1,197,330 Community development 22,087 0.2% Total assets 42,025,484 Other 25,852 0.3% Grants and contributions 686,405 7.4% DEFERRED OUTFLOWS OF RESOURCES Total operating revenue 9,230,441 100.0% Deferred outflow of resources related to pension (Note 11) 636,009 Total deferred outflows of resources 636,009 LIABILITIES EXPENSES (by major category) Accounts payable 776,395 Current: Accrued payroll liabilities 410,279 Personnel: Interest payable 227,279 Salaries 2,352,867 25.5% Deposits payable 36,977 Benefits 1,195,518 13.0% Due within one year 410,797 Part-time 13,463 0.1% Intergovernmental payable 45,515 Overtime and standby 91,617 1.0% Due in more than one year 13,400,053 Retiree health 458,806 5.0% Net pension liability 6,820,110 Compensated absences (paid leave) 69,786 0.8% Net OPEB liability 725,606 Other 33,416 0.4% Total liabilities 22,853,011 Operations: Professional services 882,745 9.6% DEFERRED INFLOWS OF RESOURCES Special departmental 159,132 1.7% Unavailable revenue - business license tax 22,459 Dues and subscriptions 64,632 0.7% Deferred inflow of resources related to pension (Note 11) 1,433,388 Travel and training 48,054 0.5% Total deferred inflows of resources 1,455,847 Other operating expenses 3,324,489 36.0% Interest 518,162 5.6% NET POSITION Total operating expenses 9,212,687 99.8% Net investment in capital assets 16,929,516 Changes in net position from operations $17,754 0.2% Restricted: Law enforcement 177,846 Parks and recreation 5,000 Housing programs 2,789,635 For additional details on the City’s finances, Economic development programs 485,577 please refer to its 2015 Comprehensive Annual Transportation infrastructure 721,777 Financial Report (CAFR), found on the City’s Assessment district 879,113 website,, under “Hot Debt service reserve 346,762 Depreciation reserve 155,586 Topics.” Capital purposes 1,260,372 Expansion activities 1,184,717 Unrestricted (6,583,266) Total net position $18,352,635

2015 Annual Report

We thank the following for their contributions in compiling this report:

Dan Buffalo- Finance Director, City of Lakeport; Martin Scheel- Lakeport Mayor 2015; Jessica King- Graphic Design; Donald Macken- Videography; Shelly Mascari- Project Consultant; Nathan De Hart Photography- Lake County Photos; Bill Kenner- Lakeport resident; Jeff Kramer- owner of Main Street Bikes; Tim O’Meara- owner of O’Meara Bros. Brewery and Restaurant and O’Meara Brothers Image; Al Menchaca- owner of Old World Tavern; James Meek- owner of The Soap Shack.

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