When any part of any business costs 70%, something is seriously out of balance. Fullerton’s public safety (police + fire) costs the city 70% of their total income.
When you have only 30% of your financial resources left to pay for everything else, you can quickly see for yourselves that this is not sustainable in the long term. We haven’t even mentioned the pension crisis that is certainly looming. This is not a balanced budget by any stretch of the imagination.