Council Decision on the 2017-18 Budget
On July 6, the City Council adoted the Property Tax Levy Ordinance. On June 21, the City Council adopted the 2017-18 Final Budget Ordinances and Funding Plan. On May 23, the City Council approved the 2017-18 City Manager’s Proposed Budget. The 2017-18 budget preserves existing city services and makes significant investments in public safety, homelessness, and other important community services including, but not limited to, parks, arts, youth, and transportation.
The approved budget is the same as presented on May 9, 2017, with the following changes, which have been approved:
Reduced General Fund set-aside from $637,000 to $500,000, with the $137,000 for two enhanced programs:
- $125,000 to City Clerk Department to enhance the early voting process to encourage greater participation; and
- $12,000 more to the CASS contract to enhance case management at Central Arizona Shelter Services (see
Attachment A (PDF)).
Following the March 21 presentation of the Trial Budget, we received over 300 comments via email, social media, and at 17 community budget hearings. The City Manager’s Proposed Budget follows the Council’s and community’s priorities in allocating scarce resources to keep Phoenix a safe, dynamic, and desirable community.
The balanced 2017-18 General Fund budget is $1,277,740,000. For all funds, which includes General, Enterprise and Special Revenue funds such as grants, and all debt service and pay-as-you-go capital costs, the 2017-18 budget is $4,063,313,000.
Council Decision on the 2017-18 Budget Packet (PDF)Attachment A: Followup to May 9 Policy Session (PDF)Attachment B: Responses to Questions from May 9 Council Policy Session (PDF)Attachment C: General Fund & Non-General Fund Additions & Schedules (PDF)