SANTA ROSA RANKS 3RD TOP PERFORMING CITIES IN LOCAL REVENUE GENERATION
By Trixie Mae Umali
Mayor Arlene Arcillas together with the heads of City Treasurer's Office, City Assessor's Office and the Business Permit and License Office
The City of Santa Rosa once again proved its efficiency and competitiveness in local governance as it has been awarded by the Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF) as the Top 3 among all the cities in the country in terms of its 2019 Collection Efficiency of Locally Sourced Revenues.
To be part of the top 10 and earning the 3rd spot for Collection Efficiency means the city has excelled ib the collection of local taxes.
According to BLGF, Collection Efficiency is based on the estimated targets set for every LGU against its actual targets.
Santa Rosa's collection efficiency (CE) rating is 145.9 percent, equivalent to almost PhP 3.6 Billion from its revenue target of PhP 2.5 Billion.
Apart from the taxpayers, the city achieved the said award through the invaluable and collaborative efforts of the City Treasurer's Office, City Assessor's Office and the Business Permit and License Office.
These frontline offices are credited for this new addition to the city's accolades as they are the offices in charge of ensuring the local revenue generation.
The city government will continue to sustain and improve its revenue generation efforts as it is also the aim of the recognition—to propel LGUs towards fiscal sustainability, economic growth and efficient public service.