The City of Wasco faces financial challenges due to a variety of factors that include:
- Abolishment of the redevelopment agency
- Economic downturn
- Rising pension and healthcare costs
- Unfunded state mandates
- Unprecedented state takeaways
In order to resolve some of these issues, the City has taken and is taking necessary steps to reduce its operational costs such as implementing cost saving measures by consolidating services and eliminating unnecessary overhead. The City Council has continued to seek alternative measures to address these ongoing costs and to secure local revenues from the state.