City Manager Bob Wingenroth and the City’s Finance Department presented the City’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Tentative Budget at the City Council meeting on May 3. The FY2023 Tentative Budget proposes a budget focused on two main initiatives – addressing personnel needs to maintain the current level of service and providing operational funding to enhance services for residents. The budget continues to focus on Council’s commitment to maintain quality public services and meet the City’s infrastructure needs.
The FY2023 Tentative Expenditure Budget is $681.1 million, including transfers of $59.2 million, which represents movement between funds. The total uses for FY2023 is a recommended $740.3 million.
To address the City’s growing demands and ability to maintain its high level of service, this budget includes 59 full-time positions in the General Fund, which are made up of approximately 21 public safety positions, 18 development services positions and 20 general government positions. Additionally, the budget includes 16 full-time positions in water, sewer, sanitation services, special revenue and internal service funds.
The budget also includes operational funding for initiatives such as Sunday library hours, citywide enhanced security measures and a microtransit pilot program.
Additionally, the Tentative Budget includes $182 million for planned Capital Improvement Projects (CIP). These funds support infrastructure initiatives such as renovations, design and construction of a police substation, fire station, 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 City Council’s Final Budget adoption is scheduled for a June 7 Special City Council Meeting, which will be carried live on Surprise TV and online at surpriseaz.gov/surprisetv. You can also follow the budget process at surpriseaz.gov/budget.