A balanced budget, $15.8 million in capital street projects, including the widening of Dysart Road to four lanes south of Peoria Avenue; park improvements and an additional 6.5 full time positions in the police department, are included in the FY 19-20 Annual Budget adopted by the City Council.
The new budget runs from July 1 to June 30, 2020. The budget is not only a policy document it sets the financial course for the City and defines the service priorities for the community. Budget hearings and meetings are held each year prior to the budget adoption and the public is invited and encouraged to speak during public hearings.
The City Council, for the seventh-straight-year, voted not to increase Water, Sewer, and Sanitation rates; the City’s sales tax rate has not increased in over a decade; and while the primary property tax levy is increasing, the secondary tax is decreasing by an almost identical amount. The primary property tax increase is less than $0.25 cents per month on an average home. And the primary property taxes are 100% dedicated to public safety (Police and Fire).
These and many other important topics are discussed as part of the budget process. If you want to see what has been approved now and in the past the links below will provide you with important information.
To review a copy of the 2020-2026 CIP, please click https://www.elmirageaz.gov/1162/Capital-Improvements-Plan.
To review current and past budgets, please visit https://www.elmirageaz.gov/531/Annual-Budgets. The final 2019-2020 budget should be posted by early July.
To review how money has been spent, please visit https://www.elmirageaz.gov/530/Financial-Reports.
For more information on the City of El Mirage, go to www.elmirageaz.gov.