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Phoenix City Council Approves FY 2021-22 Budget by Vote of 6 to 3https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/budget-and-research/1913Budget & Research5/19/2021 3:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1913/Downtown_Phoenix_from_32nd_St_and_Lincoln_StQgIaCBCQAGjCrM7_WUvEp.jpgPhoenix City Council Approves FY 2021-22 Budget by Vote of 6 to 3<div class="ExternalClassCBADC58B1F3D4DC9BA560004A544A6A6"><html> <p></p>Today, the Phoenix City Council approved the city of Phoenix budget for fiscal year 2021-22 by a vote of 6 to 3. This budget incorporates Council and community priorities following an extensive resident engagement process, including 14 virtual budget hearings, two in Spanish. The city received more than 1,000 public comments during the live hearings and via the FundPHX interactive tool.<br><br>“This budget sets a clear path forward for the city by investing in important police reform, compensation to attract and retain quality employees, heat resiliency to protect our most vulnerable residents, and many other valued community needs the City Council and residents asked for," said Phoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher.<br><br>The approved budget includes seven focus areas: Negotiated Employee Compensation Increases (Ongoing and One-time) - $118.3 million; Public Safety Reform & Responsiveness - $20.5 million; COVID Relief & Resiliency - $2.6 million; Climate Change & Heat Readiness - $2.8 million; Affordable Housing & Homelessness - $2.8 million; Building Community & Responding to Growth - $4.7 million; and Administrative Accountability - $3.1 million.<br><br>Changes to the original Trial Budget, informed by resident feedback, include funding to: build and maintain three new neighborhood parks in the southwest Phoenix area; maintain the Highline Canal; provide additional staffing for the Pueblo Grande Museum; advance the Phoenix Fast-Track Cities initiative to help end HIV by 2030; create the position of Veterans Services Navigator; enhance the city's Adaptive Reuse Program to repurpose old buildings for new uses; hire staff to properly maintain city cemeteries, among other additions.<br><br>The general fund revised projected surplus for FY 2021-22 is $154.8 million. Due to the leadership of the City Council over the past year, it represents a remarkable turnaround from the budget of 2020-21, when the city instituted hiring freezes to prevent COVID-related deficits. The surplus is largely made up of $98 million in one-time funds and a newly revised $56.8 million in ongoing resources. One-time funds represent resources from the Council approved transfer of funding from the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) to offset public safety salaries as permitted by the Federal guidelines. Ongoing resources represent primarily anticipated growth in revenues for next fiscal year. <br><br>The next steps include the legally-required budget adoption process, with the 2021-22 Tentative Budget Adoption scheduled on June 2, Final Budget Adoption on June 16, and Property Tax Levy Adoption on July 1. Additional information on the city's ongoing budget process for FY 2021-22 can be found at phoenix.gov/budget.<br><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/budgetNewsbudget-and-researchBudget
Phoenix to Host Virtual 2021-2022 Community Budget Hearings, Residents Invited to Commenthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/budget-and-research/1835Budget & Research3/25/2021 10:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1835/Budget_NewsroomB.jpgPhoenix to Host Virtual 2021-2022 Community Budget Hearings, Residents Invited to Comment<div class="ExternalClass0969C6E06BBD4AAA8088C466910C8336"><html> <p></p>Phoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher presented his 2021-22 Trial Budget to the Mayor and City Council for community review on March 16, 2021. The community will have the opportunity to provide input on the budget during 14 virtual community budget hearings, including two in Spanish, April 2 – 20, 2021. Input may also be provided through the city's FundPHX interactive tool, available at <a target="_blank" href="https://Phoenix.gov/budget">Phoenix.gov/Budget</a>.  <br><br>This year, the General Fund budget is balanced, with a projected budget surplus of $153 million, made up of $98 million in one-time funds and $55 million in ongoing funding. This surplus was possible, during a pandemic, due to sound leadership by our Mayor and Council, as well as the city's strategic use of data to direct our efforts.  <br><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"><br>In the Trial Budget, surplus funding will be allocated to address important needs raised by the Council and the community across six areas:</span><br><ul><li><strong>Public Safety Reform and Responsiveness</strong>: $15,000,000 in funding to add 130 positions to expand a successful civilian program in the Phoenix Fire Department, the Community Advocacy Program (CAP), to provide comprehensive services for mental and behavioral health calls for service.​<br></li></ul><ul><li><strong>COVID Response and Resiliency:</strong> Continue to provide Wi-Fi access and continue the Emergency Food Assistance Program to achieve the goals of the Council-approved Phoenix Food Action Plan.<br> <br></li><li><strong>Climate Change and Heat Readiness: </strong>Create a new Office of Heat Response and Mitigation to coordinate efforts citywide to become the first “heat ready" city in the nation, and meet the goals of the Tree & Shade Master Plan, including doubling the shade canopy by 2030.<br><br></li><li><strong>Affordable Housing and Homelessness:</strong> Funding to accomplish goals of the Council-adopted Affordable Housing Strategy to increase and improve the number of affordable housing units in Phoenix, and support people experiencing homelessness, and impacted neighborhoods. <br><br></li><li><strong>Building Community and Responding to Growth:</strong> Add positions to support the growing needs at the new Cesar Chavez Community Center, and to properly care for new amenities at Margaret T. Hance Park and Deem Hills Recreation Area, and support Arts & Culture programs and Historic Preservation. <br><br></li><li><strong>Administrative Accountability:</strong> Establish the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to ensure Phoenix is a place to live and work that is free from discrimination and represents all residents.</li></ul>The virtual community budget hearing schedule is available at phoenix.gov/budget/hearings. Residents may also share their thoughts on the city's budget by emailing <a target="_blank" href="mailto:budget.research@phoenix.gov">budget.research@phoenix.gov</a>, calling (602) 262-4800, or on social media by using #PhoenixBudget. Additionally, all community meetings will run on PHXTV/Channel 11 and the city's <a target="_blank" href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1327531/1193578/11724/3/">YouTube channel</a>.<br><br>Residents can view details of the proposed budget at <a target="_blank" href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1327531/1193578/4822/6/">phoenix.gov/budget</a>.  After the community's review, the city manager will present a revised budget to the City Council on May 4. The Council is expected to make a final decision on May 18. The approved plan will take effect July 1.<br> <br><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>City of Phoenix<br></strong><strong style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">2021-22 Virtual Community Budget Hearings</strong></p><div style="text-align:center;">​<img src="/citymanagersite/MediaAssets/BudgetHearings.png" style="margin:5px;width:380px;height:637px;" /><br></div><br><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/budgetNewsbudget-and-researchBudget
​FundPHX Lets You Learn About the Dollars and Sense in Phoenix's Budgethttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/budget-and-research/762Budget & Research1/9/2020 8:35:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/762/FundPHX.PNGhttps://youtu.be/bPzh7ybcahM​FundPHX Lets You Learn About the Dollars and Sense in Phoenix's Budget<div class="ExternalClass89C912E6876B4889AFBAEDA11583B786"><html> <p>Are you interested in diving into the dollars and sense behind what makes the city of Phoenix run? Now you can learn more about all the programs and services the city provides, and what it costs to bring them to you every day. </p> <p>That's possible through a new tool, called FundPHX, that takes the city's over $1.4 billion General Fund operating budget and brings it directly to your device – computer, smart phone or tablet. All the city's programs are there, with costs and descriptions, so you can learn about what it takes to provide everything from youth recreation activities to reading programs, and senior services in your neighborhood. </p> <p>With FundPHX you can provide comments directly on the budget, and let the city know what you think is important. You can add funding to programs you'd like to see grow, and reallocate funding from programs that you feel could be used elsewhere. Once you've made your choices, save your work, and share it with the city.</p> <p>Looking to learn more?  Visit phoenix.gov/fundphx​, or watch this short video. ​<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/budgetVideobudget-and-researchBudget
FundPHX Lets You Learn About the Dollars and Sense in Phoenix’s Budgethttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/budget-and-research/761Budget & Research1/9/2020 8:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/761/FundPHX.PNGFundPHX Lets You Learn About the Dollars and Sense in Phoenix’s Budget<div class="ExternalClass65E0C5CDE618451D9268A7C48D1025FF"><html> <p>Are you interested in diving into the dollars and sense behind what makes the city of Phoenix run? Now you can learn more about all the programs and services the city provides, and what it costs to bring them to you every day. <br><br>That’s possible through a new tool, called FundPHX, that takes the city’s over $1.37 billion General Fund operating budget and brings it directly to your device – computer, smart phone or tablet. All the city’s programs are there, with costs and descriptions, so you can learn about what it takes to provide everything from youth recreation activities to reading programs, and senior services in your neighborhood. <br><br>With FundPHX you can provide comments directly on the budget, and let the city know what you think is important. You can add funding to programs you’d like to see grow, and reallocate funding from programs that you feel could be used elsewhere. Once you’ve made your choices, save your work, and share it with the city.<br><br>Looking to learn more?  Visit <a href="https://phoenix.gov/fundphx" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/fundphx​</a>, or watch this short video. <br></p> <p>​​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/budgetNewsbudget-and-researchBudget
​Truth in Taxation Notice Explainedhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/budget-and-research/408Budget & Research6/4/2018 3:20:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/408/Newsroom_Budget_012.jpg​Truth in Taxation Notice Explained<div class="ExternalClass0915D7ABCC534CCFBBDC1E7F6468003C"><html> <p>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">The city of Phoenix today published the Truth in Taxation notice below as required by state law. The required notice addresses the city's primary property tax, which supports the General Fund services such as police and fire, parks and recreation, libraries and senior and community centers.<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"><br>The city of Phoenix's proposed primary property tax rate for 2018-19 of $1.3163 per $100 of assessed valuation is lower than its 2017-18 rate of $1.3359 per $100 of assessed valuation. However, overall increases in assessed valuation result in a 2% increase in primary property taxes for the average city of Phoenix property owner. Individual experiences may differ based on unique property variances.<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"><br>State law requires the notice below any time the average primary property tax bill increases, even if the primary property tax rate is reduced.<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"><br>The Truth in Taxation notice prescribed by state law does not address the city's secondary property tax. The city's secondary property tax rate for 2018-19 will remain constant at $0.8241 per $100 of assessed valuation. Secondary property taxes pay the bonded debt service for facilities like libraries, police and fire stations, storm drains and parks.<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"><br>For more information, call 602-262-4800, or visit phoenix.gov/budget.</span></p> <div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div> <div style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><strong>TRUTH IN TAXATION HEARING</strong></span></div> <div style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><strong>NOTICE OF TAX INCREASE</strong></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">In compliance with section 42-17107, Arizona Revised Statutes, the city of Phoenix is notifying its property taxpayers of the city of Phoenix's intention to raise its primary property taxes over last year's level.  The city of Phoenix is proposing an increase in primary property taxes of $3,130,432 or 2.0 percent.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">For example, the proposed tax increase will cause the city of Phoenix's primary property taxes on a $100,000 home to be $131.63 (total proposed taxes including the tax increase). Without the proposed tax increase, the total taxes that would be owed on a $100,000 home would have been $129.05.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The proposed increase is exclusive of increased primary property taxes received from new construction.  The increase is also exclusive of any changes that may occur from property tax levies for voter approved bonded indebtedness or budget and tax overrides.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">All interested citizens are invited to attend the public hearing on the tax increase that is scheduled to be held June 20, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. at the city of Phoenix Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St.</span></div> <p><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/budgetNewsbudget-and-researchBudget

 

 

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