City of Needles

Report Created: 11/3/2016

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The City of Needles directly provides the full range of municipal services except for law enforcement and fire protection. The City has chosen to contract with the County for law enforcement services. Effective June 30, 2016, the City's territory was annexed into the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District, its South Desert Service Zone, and Service Zone FP-5 - thereby removing its fire protection responsibility and service. The City’s Public Utility Authority provides retail water, sewer, and electrical services within and outside of the City boundaries. The City operates with governmental funds and reports four major business-type funds: Needles Public Utility Authority, Sanitation, River’s Edge Golf Course, and Transit. Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) payments and obligations are not identified in the City's audits. Redevelopment activities have been removed for all years to normalize for the dissolution of redevelopment agencies effective February 1, 2012.