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Residents learn about upcoming city budget

Post Date:04/14/2017 8:45 AM

For Immediate Release

Contact: Amy Bolton, Public Information Officer       
Office:  623-882-7053
amy.bolton@goodyearaz.gov 


Residents learn about upcoming city budget



Goodyear City Council reviewing fiscal year 2018 proposal

 

 

Goodyear City Budget Open House
Tuesday, May 2
6 – 7:30 p.m.
City Hall, 190 N. Litchfield Road, Room 117

 

Goodyear, Ariz. (April 13, 2017) – The public is invited to attend an open house on May 2 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, 190 N. Litchfield Road, in room 117 to provide feedback on the fiscal year 2018 budget, which runs July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

The City Council will also hold a series of public meetings about the proposed budget, including recommendations for the projects and programs funded through Goodyear’s 10-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The meetings, which allow for public comments, will be held in the Goodyear Justice Center, 14455 W. Van Buren Street, Suite B-101 per the below schedule:

  • Draft Budget Briefing
    • Monday, April 17 and if needed, Monday, April 24
  • Tentative Budget & Financial Policies Adoption
    • Monday, May 22
  • Final Budget and Property Tax Levy Adoption
    • June

Many of the services provided by the city of Goodyear, including police, fire, parks and recreation, streets, and other projects are financed from the city’s General Fund, which is composed of revenues largely from sales tax and state-shared revenues. 

The proposed budget and more information is available online at www.goodyearaz.gov/transparency.

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About Goodyear
As one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, the city of Goodyear is poised to rapidly add to the current population of 78,189. Set in the West Valley of metropolitan Phoenix, the city encompasses 191 square miles that is only 10% built out. Home to a strong, educated and skilled workforce, Goodyear is well-positioned for growth. Featuring an ideal location, major transportation corridors – Interstate 10 and State Route 303 – reliable infrastructure, abundant land and a low cost of living, Goodyear has already attracted many major employers including Amazon, REI, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Macy’s, Subzero and the Michael Lewis Company. As the spring training home of Major League Baseball’s Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Indians, fans from across the country flock to catch the exciting action at Goodyear Ballpark. A thriving healthcare corridor, anchored by Abrazo West Hospital and Cancer Treatment Centers of America, serves not only the community but the entire region. Supported by a strong median household income of $69,078 and a median age of 36.7 years, the diverse retail, dining and recreation options offer residents choices to enjoy and support the local community. According to the most recent satisfaction survey, 93% of residents rate Goodyear as a good/excellent place to live. www.GoodyearAZ.gov