Please provide your input on the city's operating (day-to-day operations, including police, fire, Library) and capital (conditions of streets, parks, lighting, public facilities) budgets. Where do you think the city should focus its limited funds to provide the greatest benefit to the community?
The City of Tempe is beginning the annual process of developing its operating and capital budgets for the 2014-15 fiscal year. There are two separate aspects of the budget: operating budgets like the General Fund, Transit Fund, Golf Fund and others that pay for day-to-day operations; and the Capital Improvements Program (CIP), which uses secondary property taxes to repay bonds that fund repair and construction projects. Each year, the City Council sets both of these budgets.
The Mayor and City Council would like public input on the status of daily operations, city assets and infrastructure, such as streets, community centers, pools, lighting, parks and more. Where do you think the city should focus its limited funds to provide the greatest benefit to the community?
Please visit the Fiscal Year 2014-15 Operating and Capital Budget Planning page at www.tempe.gov/budgetplan. The Long-Range Forecast Update (Operating Budget), current proposed CIP Requests, and the Fiscal Year 2013-14 Annual Budget are listed for reference.
The city is also holding two public forums to get community input during the planning process for the city’s fiscal year 2014-15 budgets. Residents are encouraged to attend either of the forums:
• Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 6-8 p.m., in the community room of the South Police Substation, 8201 S. Hardy Drive.
• Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 6-8 p.m., in the Don Cassano Room on the second floor of the Tempe Transportation Center, 200 E. Fifth St. (Parking is in the city garage on the south side of Fifth Street, directly across from the Transportation Center.)
Outcome: Under review
June 12, 2014