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Diane Arthur, Deputy City Manager

For Immediate Release

FY2022 Recommended Budget addresses city growth; adds personnel

Surprise, AZ (April 16, 2021) City Manager Mike Frazier’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Recommended Budget, presented at the Special City Council meeting on April 16, proposes a budget focused on maintaining our current level of service as the city continues to see steady growth. The budget continues to focus on Council’s commitment to maintain quality public services and infrastructure.

The FY2022 Recommended Expenditure Budget is $437.8 million. Including transfers of $48.2 million, which represents movement between funds, the total uses for FY2022 is a recommended $486.0 million. 

To address the City’s growing demands, this budget includes 23.5 full-time positions in the General Fund, and eight new employees in water, sewer, sanitation and ambulance services.

The budget also includes operational costs for new capital projects such as Countryside Park and Fire Station 308; and services such as the Maricopa County Library contract.  

The Recommended Budget includes $118.7 million for planned Capital Improvement Projects (CIP). These funds support infrastructure, renovations and construction of a police substation, fire stations, municipal art projects, water and wastewater treatment facilities, as well as improvements to the quality of the City’s recreation centers, fields, parks, roadways and drainage. The CIP budget is comprised of newly funded projects and carryforward appropriations from prior years.

A public hearing and Council’s Tentative Budget adoption is scheduled for the May 4 Regular Council Meeting; with final budget adoption scheduled for the June 1 meeting. All meetings are open to the public and begin at 6 p.m. and are carried live on Surprise TV and online at You can also follow the budget process at

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