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City of Phoenix Schedules Additional GO Bond Executive Committee Meeting for Public Commenthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/budget-and-research/2470Budget & Research9/2/2022 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2470/GO-Bond-Photo-for-Newsroom.jpgCity of Phoenix Schedules Additional GO Bond Executive Committee Meeting for Public Comment<div class="ExternalClassE72FA16957F94939AB60F277EA0C37BA"><html> <p style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:medium;line-height:24px;margin-bottom:11px;"> <span style="font-size:inherit;color:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">​​The City of Phoenix has scheduled an additional 2023 General Obligation (GO) Bond Executive Committee Meeting specifically dedicated to public comment. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, </span> <strong style="color:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:inherit;">September 14, 2022, </strong> <span style="font-size:inherit;color:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">at 6 p.m. at Phoenix City Council Chambers and will also be streamed on <a target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/user/cityofphoenixaz">YouTube​</a> and PHXTV (Cox cable channel 11).</span> </p> <p style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:medium;line-height:24px;margin-bottom:11px;"> <span style="font-size:11pt;color:inherit;font-family:inherit;"> <span style="font-size:inherit;color:inherit;font-family:inherit;line-height:15.5467px;"> <span style="font-size:inherit;color:inherit;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"> <span style="font-size:inherit;color:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">Residents interested in speaking at this meeting can sign up to speak in person or virtually at </span> </span> </span> </span> <a target="_blank" data-cke-saved-href="https://phoenix.gov/bond/meetings" href="https://phoenix.gov/bond/meetings" style="color:rgb(30, 81, 136);">phoenix.gov/bond/meetings</a> <span style="font-size:11pt;color:inherit;font-family:inherit;"> <span style="font-size:inherit;color:inherit;font-family:inherit;line-height:15.5467px;"> <span style="font-size:inherit;color:inherit;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"> <span style="font-size:inherit;color:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">. Spanish interpretation services will also be available. The additional meeting will be for public comment ONLY and the Executive Committee will not be discussing or taking action on projects currently being discussed among the eight subcommittees: <span style="font-size:inherit;color:inherit;font-family:inherit;"><span style="font-size:inherit;font-family:inherit;">Arts & Culture, Economic Development and Education, Environment & Sustainability, Housing, Human Services & Homelessness, Neighborhoods & City Services, Parks & Recreation, Public Safety, and Streets & Storm Drainage.</span></span></span> </span> </span> </span> </p> <p style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:medium;line-height:24px;margin-bottom:11px;"> <span style="font-size:11pt;color:inherit;font-family:inherit;"> <span style="font-size:inherit;color:inherit;font-family:inherit;line-height:15.5467px;"> <span style="font-size:inherit;color:inherit;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"> <span style="font-size:inherit;color:inherit;font-family:inherit;"> <span style="font-size:inherit;color:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">Residents can also engage with the City on social media by using the #GOPHX2023, or by using the interactive GOPHXTOOL, an online tool available in English and Spanish that allows residents to tell the GO Bond Committee which projects they would like to see recommended to City Council. Residents may also call or submit comments electronically.</span> </span> </span> </span> </span> <br style=""> <br style=""> </p> <p style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:medium;line-height:24px;margin-bottom:11px;"> <span style="font-size:11pt;color:inherit;font-family:inherit;"> <span style="font-size:inherit;color:inherit;font-family:inherit;line-height:15.5467px;"> <span style="font-size:inherit;color:inherit;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"> <strong style=""> <span style="font-size:12pt;color:inherit;font-family:inherit;"> <span style="font-size:inherit;color:inherit;font-family:inherit;"> <span style="font-size:inherit;color:inherit;font-family:inherit;line-height:16.96px;"> <span style="font-size:inherit;color:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">How the 2023 GO Bond Program Project Selection Process Works</span> </span> </span> </span> </strong> </span> </span> </span> </p> <p style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:medium;line-height:24px;margin-bottom:11px;"> <span style="font-size:11pt;color:inherit;font-family:inherit;"> <span style="font-size:inherit;color:inherit;font-family:inherit;line-height:15.5467px;"> <span style="font-size:inherit;color:inherit;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"> <span style="font-size:inherit;color:inherit;font-family:inherit;"> <span style="font-size:inherit;color:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">Subcommittees will receive presentations about proposed projects from City departments, hear from the public, then rank in priority order projects to be recommended to the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is charged with making project recommendations within the approved scope of $500M to be considered by City Council. The City Council will then decide if a GO Bond Program will go to the voters. If approved by Council, voters will ultimately choose whether or not to adopt the GO Bond Program in November 2023.</span> </span> </span> </span> </span> </p> <p style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:medium;line-height:24px;margin-bottom:11px;"> <span style="font-size:11pt;color:inherit;font-family:inherit;"> <span style="font-size:inherit;color:inherit;font-family:inherit;line-height:15.5467px;"> <span style="font-size:inherit;color:inherit;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"> <span style="font-size:inherit;color:inherit;font-family:inherit;"> <span style="font-size:inherit;color:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">Committee meetings began in August 2022 and are currently scheduled to continue through November 2022. Meetings are open to the public for comment. For more information visit the GO Bond Program website at </span> </span> </span> </span> </span> <a target="_blank" data-cke-saved-href="https://Phoenix.gov/bond" href="https://phoenix.gov/bond" style="color:rgb(30, 81, 136);">Phoenix.gov/bond</a>.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/budgetNewsbudget-and-researchBudget
Phoenix Looking for Community Input at GO Bond Committee Meetingshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/budget-and-research/2402Budget & Research7/1/2022 12:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2402/Phoenix-Skyline-with-Crane-in-Background.jpgPhoenix Looking for Community Input at GO Bond Committee Meetings<div class="ExternalClass2711FC69F2244C9182870D8D4241A10B"><html> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">On June 7, 2022, </span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">the Mayor and City Council approved moving forward with a proposed General Obligation (GO) Bond program of $500 million</span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">. GO Bond programs help to fund critical infrastructure and rehabilitation needs of City facilities such as parks, libraries, fire and police stations, affordable housing, streets, and storm drains. GO Bond Programs require City Council and voter approval.</span> </p> <p> <strong>What is a General Obligation Bond?</strong> </p> <p>General obligation (GO) bonds are municipal bonds which provide a way for local governments to finance large capital improvements. A bond program includes both the authority to issue bonds and a listing of the purposes for which the funds may be used. General Obligation Bond Programs, such as the City of Phoenix's Bond Program, require voter approval. The City of Phoenix is the fifth largest City in the country and has not had a GO Bond Program since 2006.</p> <p>The City Council appointed a citizen's GO Bond Committee on June 1, 2022, to evaluate and prioritize <a target="_blank" href="/bond/reports-presentations">proposed projects</a> identified in the Capital Needs Study, and to hear from residents what they would like to see in the next GO Bond Program. In addition to an Executive Committee, there are eight subcommittees: Arts & Culture, Economic Development and Education, Environment & Sustainability, Housing, Human Services & Homelessness, Neighborhoods & City Services, Parks & Recreation, Public Safety, and Streets & Storm Drainage. </p> <p>Subcommittees will receive presentations about proposed projects from City departments, hear from the public, then rank the projects that will be recommended to the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is charged with making recommendations to be considered by City Council. The City Council will then decide if a GO Bond Program will go to the voters. If approved by Council, voters will ultimately choose whether or not to adopt the GO Bond Program, in November 2023.</p> <p>Committee meetings will take place between August 2022 and December 2022 and will be open to the public for comment. The Executive Committee will meet for the first time on August 8, 2022, then the first subcommittee meeting will take place on August 12, 2022.  More information on committee meetings and how residents can participate is available online at Phoenix.gov/bond. </p> <p> <strong>What type of projects will be proposed?</strong> </p> <p>General Obligation Bonds pay for major capital improvements that serve a public purpose, such as renovating and building new parks and libraries, investing in the Phoenix Housing Plan, the Climate Action Plan, street and storm drainage projects and even public safety infrastructure like a new fire station or police precinct. </p> <p>Money from GO Bonds cannot be used for ongoing operating costs such as administrative expenses and employee salaries. </p> <p> <strong>Does the proposed 2023 GO Bond Program anticipate an increase in secondary property tax rates?</strong> </p> <p>No. The GO Bond Program does not include a planned increase in the City's secondary property tax rate, which is used to calculate secondary property tax revenues dedicated to paying the debt service on GO Bonds. This means that future property tax revenues at the existing secondary property tax rate are projected to be sufficient to repay the bonds, absent unanticipated legislative and/or economic changes. </p> <p> <strong>How to share your Input</strong> </p> <p>Community input is encouraged at the City's <a target="_blank" href="/bond/meetings">GO Bond Committee meeting​</a>s. Anyone interested in speaking can sign up online to speak, or attend in person, at one of our hybrid, in-person and virtual, meetings. </p> <p>Residents can also engage with the City on social media by using the #GOPHX2023, or by using the interactive GOPHXTOOL, an online tool that allows residents to tell the GO Bond Committee which projects they would like to see recommended to City Council. Residents may also call or submit comments electronically.</p> <p>For more information, please visit <a target="_blank" href="/bond">phoenix.gov/bond</a> or call (602) 262-3111.​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/budgetNewsbudget-and-researchBudget
Truth in Taxation Hearing Notice of Property Tax Increasehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/budget-and-research/2360Budget & Research5/31/2022 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2360/Cityscape-for-Newsroom.jpgTruth in Taxation Hearing Notice of Property Tax Increase<div class="ExternalClass138A586F66804994990004D38388976B"><html> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><b>*<span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;">AMENDED JUNE 15, 2022 TO NOTE REVISIONS TO PUBLICATION DATES</span>​*​​</b></span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><b><br></b></span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><b>Truth in Taxation Explained</b> </span> </div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><b><br></b></span></div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The accompanying Truth in Taxation notice is 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.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The city of Phoenix’s proposed primary property tax rate for 2022-23 of $1.2989 per $100 of assessed valuation is reduced from its 2021-22 rate of $1.3055 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.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">State law requires the notice below any time the average primary property tax bill increases, even if the primary property tax rate is reduced. </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">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 2022-23 will be unchanged from its 2021-22 rate of $0.8141 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.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">For more information, call 602-262-4800, or visit phoenix.gov/budget.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Truth in Taxation notice publication dates and locations:</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The Arizona Republic – May 31, 2022, and June 6, 2022.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Additionally included in published estimates of revenues and expenses:</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The Record Reporter – June 6, 2022, and June 13, 2022.</span> </div><div><br></div><div><em>Amendment: the Record Reporter publication scheduled for June 13, 2022 was actually published on June 15, 2022 due to editorial error.</em><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​ </span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <strong>Truth in Taxation Hearing Notice of Property Tax Increase</strong> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <strong> <br> </strong> </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 $4,043,029 or 2.05%.</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 $129.89 (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 $127.28.</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 15, 2022, at 2:30 p.m. at the city of Phoenix Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St.</span> </div> <br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/budgetNewsbudget-and-researchBudget
City of Phoenix Welcomes Community Input for FY 2022-23 Proposed Trial Budget https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/budget-and-research/2290Budget & Research3/28/2022 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2290/Photo - Downtown - City Council Chambers - (6)_1920x1080_96ppi.JPGCity of Phoenix Welcomes Community Input for FY 2022-23 Proposed Trial Budget <div class="ExternalClassB475197A89FE4ABAA9D9FB2C4C9C2DCA"><html>The City of Phoenix Trial Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-2023, proposed by Phoenix City Manager Jeff Barton, is ready for public review and comment.<br><br>City Manager Barton will present the proposed Trial Budget to Council on March 29, 2022.<br><br>The goal of the Trial Budget is to increase programs and services in priority areas of the City Council and the community, while ensuring resources are available to maintain a balanced budget going forward.<br><br>“As presented, the Trial Budget provides the resources necessary to address critical City Council and community priorities while at the same time ensuring financial flexibility,” said Barton. “As the local economy continues to react to global economic and geopolitical events, this proposed trial budget ensures that Phoenix, as always, is positioned to ensure that our residents and employees are adequately protected.”<br><br>During the month of April, the Budget and Research Department will hold 11 virtual budget hearings, inviting residents to attend and give public comment. The first budget hearing will take place on Saturday, April 2, at 10 a.m. Residents can <a data-cke-saved-href="https://www.phoenix.gov/budget/hearings" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?5cdc407bb2167c4a303d08c438413fa3602c8b59761f2f30cadc751c202ea77c" target="_blank">register to participate and request to speak at phoenix.gov/budget/hearings.</a><br><br>The proposed trial budget for FY 2022-23 is projecting a General Fund surplus of $76 million and includes proposed funds for the following focus areas: affordable housing ($1.5 million), climate and sustainability ($1.3 million), economic development, planning and innovation ($1.6 million), historic preservation and arts ($0.3 million), homelessness, immigrant/refugee support and fast track cities ($3.0 million), parks and recreation and library ($2.7 million), public safety and criminal justice ($6.3 million), and roadway safety ($0.6 million). More information on how the General Fund surplus is recommended to be allocated is included in the FY 2022-23 City Manager’s Trial Budget report available at <a data-cke-saved-href="https://www.phoenix.gov/budget" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?81e3e1d64dff0486192f62db047f968a20251bf8c46d1ad7fdbe9b714aff4c3e" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/budget.</a><br><br><strong>What is the General Fund?</strong><br><br>The General Fund is part of the City of Phoenix’s total budget. The General Fund is made up of resources including general sales tax, property taxes, revenue distributed by the state from income tax, sales and vehicle taxes, and some fines and fees. The General Fund supports many of the services our residents, visitors, and businesses have come to expect in Phoenix such as libraries, parks, senior and youth programs and police and fire services.<br><br><strong>What’s Next?</strong><br><br>After community review, City Manager Barton will present a revised proposed budget to the Phoenix City Council on May 3, 2022. The City Council is expected to decide on the budget on May 17, 2022. The approved budget will take effect July 1, 2022.<br><br><strong>Community Input</strong><br><br>Residents are encouraged to participate in upcoming virtual budget hearings. The community is also encouraged to use the City’s <a data-cke-saved-href="phoenix.gov/fund" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?9344d66298ac53e283a36fcfbac28fb55604f3094fdffbbf58ef5d1222962a06" target="_blank">FundPHX interactive tool</a> to provide input. The FundPHX tool allows residents to provide direct feedback on the proposed FY 2022-23 Trial Budget additions and submit it to the Budget and Research Department. All input received from the tool, at the budget hearings, or by contacting the Budget and Research Department directly at <a data-cke-saved-href="mailto:budget.research@phoenix.gov" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?c74e6753c719a09e38c89708ffec618ff3cb9f0d81b7162fc17da95284846034" target="_blank">budget.research@phoenix.gov</a> or by calling 602 262-4800 will be provided to the City Council, so they may consider your feedback prior to adopting the budget.<br><br><strong>Virtual Hearings<br></strong><br>The City of Phoenix is holding 11 budget hearings including two bilingual community-wide hearings, one community-wide hearing, and eight hearings for <a data-cke-saved-href="https://www.phoenix.gov/mayorcouncil/find-my-council-district" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?36b1675d3b1a705c3af461120d300da03c883016017a79bac4d0162beec3ee39" target="_blank">individual council districts</a>.<br><br>Hearing schedule:<br><br><ul><li>Community-wide Hearing, Saturday, April 2, at 10:00 a.m.</li><li>District 2, Monday, April 4, at 8:30 a.m.</li><li>District 4, Tuesday, April 5, at 8:30 a.m.</li><li>District 6, Tuesday, April 5, at 5:30 p.m.</li><li>District 3, Thursday, April 7, at 8:30 a.m.</li><li>District 5, Thursday, April 7, at 5:30 p.m.</li><li>Bilingual Community-wide hearing, Saturday, April 9, at 10:00 a.m.</li><li>District 7, Monday, April 11, at 5:30 p.m.</li><li>Bilingual Community-wide hearing, Wednesday, April 13, at 5:30 p.m.</li><li>District 8, Thursday, April 14, at 5:30 p.m.</li><li>District 1, Friday, April 15, at 8:30 a.m.</li></ul>The hearings will broadcast on PHXTV (Cox cable channel 11) and on the City of Phoenix’s <a data-cke-saved-href="https://www.youtube.com/user/cityofphoenixaz" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?bbb7f6a331330c7287ecb780edca5e778538e10a6adf57c53f0376b9ca73bb7f" target="_blank">YouTube page</a>. Learn more at <a data-cke-saved-href="file:///C:/Users/036762/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/2905CHGV/phoenix.gov/budget/hearings" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?5e37f4ec6827926e854f7882c8f400eca6f50e8b8782018f2f50492260369e3f" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/budget/hearings.</a><br><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/budgetNewsbudget-and-researchBudget
FundPHX: We Want to Hear From Youhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/budget-and-research/2161Budget & Research12/7/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2161/Newsroom_Budget_010.jpgFundPHX: We Want to Hear From You<div class="ExternalClass9A579B76961245CCBE43C5964C88D03E"><html> <div>​An essential part of planning for the city of Phoenix is the development of its annual budget every year. The more than $1.6 billion General Fund operating budget includes everything from police and fire services, to parks, libraries, and senior services. This current budget also reflects programs and services prioritized by Phoenix City Council and residents, in areas such as affordable housing, expansion of civilian response to mental health calls for service, police reform, strategies to address homelessness, and heat mitigation and climate initiatives.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>With a budget that size, supporting the fifth largest city in the country and 1.7 million residents, it can be a challenge to understand everything that goes into the services you receive. To help residents better understand how our budget is created, the Budget & Research Department invites everyone to provide feedback.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>FundPHX is a budget tool that lets you see for yourself what each service costs, and how much it would cost (or save) when you change service levels. Explore the tool right now on <a target="_blank" href="http://Phoenix.gov/FundPHX">Phoenix.gov/FundPHX</a>.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The city of Phoenix is known for one of the most transparent and participatory budgeting processes in the country. Over the years, staff has looked for ways to include more people in the budgeting process, especially those who are not able to attend the city's budget hearings. This tool allows people to participate at their own pace, on their own schedule, in conjunction with the city's traditional budget process.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Submissions into the tool are compiled regularly and shared with the City Council and city management, to help guide the budgeting process. </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">We welcome your comments, please email budget.research@phoenix.gov. When you submit an e-mail, it falls under the city's policy which states that the email message is: (1) subject to public disclosure under the Public Records Law, (2) is not private or confidential and (3) is retained for 90 days.</span> </div> <div> <br> </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/budgetNewsbudget-and-researchBudget
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

 

 

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