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Posted on: January 5, 2022

Annual budget process begins in January

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Annual budget process begins in January 

 

Like every successful business or household, the City of Show Low operates by living within its means. A major tool is our annual budget, built on a foundation of fiscal responsibility to our taxpayers, residents, and customers.

 

Our fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30. The Show Low City Council and staff will begin discussing the fiscal year 2022 (July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023) budget on January 18 with a 6:00 p.m. study session in Council Chambers, 181 North 9th Street. At this meeting, which is open to the public, the Council’s goals and priorities will be reviewed, early revenue estimates as determined by staff will be presented and general budget assumptions will be reviewed.

 

To ensure the city’s budget meets the needs of our residents, the Council wants as much citizen input as possible. A citizen request form is available online at www.showlowaz.gov, at city hall and the library, or by calling (928) 532-4024. Any citizen can present an idea for budget consideration, such as increased or decreased services, improvements, or anything you feel the city should address in the budget.

 

To meet our goal to obtain as much citizen participation as possible, two budget town halls are scheduled for public comment. The first will be held January 20, early in the budget process to give you a chance to voice your concerns, opinions and service desires. The second will be on April 7, a meeting at which staff will present the recommended budget for citizen feedback prior to presenting it to the Council for discussion.  

 

Beginning in April, the Council also will hold several study sessions to review the city manager’s recommended budget in detail. This overview will focus on revenues and a department-by-department review of requested and recommended expenditures. It is anticipated the Council will adopt the final fiscal year 2023 budget in June. The budget calendar is also available online at www.showlowaz.gov:

 

Date
Activity

 

 

Tuesday, January 18

6:00 P.M.

 

City Council Budget Study Session

Thursday, January 20

6:00 P.M.

 

Town Hall Budget Meeting 

Friday, February 4

Department budget requests due to Finance – Review and compile requests

 

Ongoing

 

City Manager and budget staff review and revise budget requests with departments; develop recommended budget

 

Tuesday, February 15

 

City Manager and budget staff begin budget reviews with all departments

 

Monday, March 21

 

City Manager review of final recommended budget

Friday, April 1

 

Recommended budget delivered to Council

Tuesday, April 5

6:30 P.M.

 

City Council Budget Study Session and Presentation of City Manager’s Recommended Budget

Thursday, April 7

6:00 P.M.

 

Town Hall Budget Meeting and City Council Budget Study Session

Thursday, April 21

6:00 P.M.

 

City Council Budget Study Session (if needed)

Thursday, April 28

6:00 P.M.

 

City Council Budget Study Session (if needed)

Tuesday, May 17

7:00 P.M.

 

Presentation of Changes to City Manager’s Recommended Budget

and Tentative Budget Overview

Tuesday, June 7

7:00 P.M.

Council Adoption of Tentative Budgets – sets expenditure limitation

  1. Publish City’s tentative budget for two consecutive weeks in local paper (Friday, June 10, and Friday, June 17)

 

Tuesday, June 21

7:00 P.M.

Public Hearing on Final Budget and Council Adoption of Final Budget

 

Tuesday, July 19

7:00 P.M.

 

 

Adopt Secondary Property Tax Levy

*All Council Meetings, Study Sessions, and Town Halls to be held in Council Chambers

 

Let your voice be heard in our annual budget process. Questions may be directed to Deputy City Manager Justin Johnson at (928) 532-4024.

 

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