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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Council adopts FY2021 Budget focused on flexibility for the future

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The Surprise City Council approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 City Budget in a Special Meeting Tuesday night. The budget is designed to be mindful of the current state of the economy while providing flexibility for the future. The FY2021 Adopted Expenditure Budget is $375.3 million, transfers of $40.2 million, for a total of $415.5 million. 

As the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is unknown, the City Manager recommended adoption of a flat budget, as compared to the prior year, with minor increases such as funding for the 2020 General Election and personnel, contractual, and service related increases.

The Adopted Budget includes $99.1 million for planned Capital Improvement Projects. This budget supports voter-approved 2017 GO Bond projects including, Greenway Road, Fire Station 308, and the Public Safety Evidence and Readiness Center. In addition, critical water and sewer capital projects are programmed. 

New positions were limited to 3 full-time employees in Water Resource Management, and 1.5 employees for fleet operations within the Public Works department. These positions have no new impacts to the General Fund.

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