Irvine ranked No. 1 in fiscal strength

For the fourth consecutive year, Irvine has been ranked No. 1 in financial health among America’s most populous cities by Truth in Accounting, a nonprofit that analyzes government finances.

The group’s 2021 Financial State of the Cities report measured how much money would remain after a city government paid all of its bills. Irvine received a surplus score of $4,100 per taxpayer based on fiscal year 2019 data, earning the top distinction among America’s largest 75 cities.

The Irvine Master Plan strategically locates business districts and retail centers throughout Irvine, creating a city where small and large businesses can thrive. These businesses contribute significantly to Irvine’s fiscal bottom line, keeping taxes low, parks maintained, and its Police Department fully funded.