Acquiring Water and Saving Costs

The Brea City Council has a long history of protecting the City’s interest in securing water and saving water costs for the community. Since 2011, Brea has added to its water inventory by acquiring permanent access to water to benefit the community. Learn about how Brea gets its water and how the City has saved costs.

Accountability Act (Measure T)

On November 6, 2012, the Brea electorate approved the Brea Accountability Act, (Measure T).  This initiative measure contained provisions regarding salaries and benefits for the City Council, salaries and benefits for executive staff, the City Manager’s employment contract and residence location, and other matters. Portions of the measure were found to be valid and were implemented. Learn more about the legal analysis.

Archive Center

View archived documents online, such as the Brea Line newsletter, water bill inserts and more.

Capital Improvement Program Budget

Various funding sources are used to meet public works needs. These are carefully planned and closely monitored through Brea's seven-year comprehensive Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget.

City Budget

View the city's most recent budget documents, including the General Fund Operating Budget, CIP and more.

City Focus / City Manager Reports

View current city manager report.

Compensation Information

Learn about City Council and employees' salaries.

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

The city produces the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) on an annual basis. This report contains Brea’s audited financial statements and a statistical section, as well as management’s discussion and analysis of the fiscal year reported.

Controller’s Government Compensation in California

Enterprise System Catalog

In compliance with SB272, the City has put together a catalog of its Enterprise Systems.

Integrated Law and Justice Agency of Orange County (ILJAOC)

View the joint powers agreement and financial statements.

Online Documents

View all public documents accessible through our online repository containing thousands of city records.

OpenGov: Budget Comparison Tool

In a continued effort to provide transparency and access to information, the City of Brea is partnering with OpenGov to display the City’s financial information online. View charts, graphs, and other features to make the budget information even more user friendly. Sortable data is also available on the City’s revenues and expenditures from the five most recent years.

Paramedic Tax:  A Fact Sheet

Get the facts:  A primer on how the Paramedic Tax in Brea was originally initiated by the voters, how it’s allocated/managed, along with next steps to highlight tax receipts and expenditures.

Pension Reform

Brea, like many other California cities, is working to mitigate the increase in pension costs resulting from a number of economic factors. See the steps Brea is taking.

Understanding a Municipality's Fiscal Health

Understanding a City’s financial health is as complex as it is important. Public financing and required reporting procedures are governed by state, local law and in some cases, federal law.  Municipal finance can be difficult to understand and easy to misinterpret. However, a careful review of official documents and resources will help you navigate the basics of public financing. Read on for details.