Now in its 92nd year, the 2.2-square-mile City of Signal Hill has replenished its reserve funds that were drawn on due to the Great Recession and the subsequent fallout.


“The general state of the city now is really sound,” Signal Hill Mayor Lori Woods said. “We came through the recession really well. We did have to dip a little into the reserves set aside, but that’s what they are for . . . and now we’ve built our reserves back up.”


The city recently adopted a $21 million budget and, according to City Manager Charlie Honeycutt, the city is projecting a surplus of around $170,000. He went on to explain that if the general fund reserve were to be combined with the city’s “rainy-day” fund reserve, the total would be 85% of the city’s annual operating cost, which Honeycutt attributes to a fiscally conservative city council that understands how important it is to “have money in the bank for when the economy turns sour.”


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Pictured outside city hall, Signal Hill City Manager Charlie Honeycutt said the city’s finances are “solid,” adding. “Our business environment seems to be pretty strong; our auto center, which is our bread and butter revenue for this city, is doing well.” (Photograph by the Business Journal’s Larry Duncan)




Brandon Richardson is a reporter and photojournalist for the Long Beach Post and Long Beach Business Journal.