Andy gave me some new idea to look at how CA is funded. CA has sustained income from the annual charge on homes and companies. And this part of income keeps increasing over the years. There are membership fee and other fess collected through CA’s programs. This income fluctuates with membership number and participant rate.
Roughly, CA’s annual charge can fund all operating cost with a 7 million surplus. The surplus can be used to fund our capital projects. Then the membership fee and other fees can cover all the staff cost.
There is always a balance or priority on how we spend money strategically, wisely and cautiously. We should invest in new projects. We should keep all facilities well maintained. We should keep our residents satisfied with our service, program and price. I am really afraid CA is developing a habit of the federal government: slow response to customers and growing too many programs.