OROVILLE, Calif. - Oroville city leaders have determined how they will spend a $3.4 million surplus.
In a breakdown, $1.5 million will be going to the city's general reserve with $1.4 million from sales tax being used for improving public safety.
The remaining $1 million is going to the city's CalPERS unfunded liability.
"I think the city has done a great job of getting its finances in order and I think having excess money is a wonderful thing and we should continue," said local Brian Hewett. "Going broke is not a way to run a city."
"We need to appropriate the funds we have," said the mayor. "We need to take care of our own and stand on our own two feet, that is responsibility."
Mayor Reynolds said the city needs to have a minimum of 17% of the budget on hand in case of an emergency.