The following are the appropriations for some of the City’s funds:
General Fund: $42,782,300 – The General Fund pays for city services, such as police and fire protection, parks and recreation, planning and community development and general administration of the city.
Special Revenue Fund: $21,537,600 – These funds are used to account for revenues derived from specific taxes, grants or other restricted revenue sources.
Enterprise Fund: $38,963,600 – These funds are used to account for operations that are financed and operated in a manner similar to private business enterprises. Casa Grande has separate enterprise funds for Water, Wastewater, Sanitation and Golf Course.
Budget highlights include:
• no increase in primary and secondary property tax rates
• no rate increase for sanitation collection service
• Wastewater rate increases for all customer types, including a $2.75 per month rate increase for wastewater service for single family residences. This increase is solely attributed to existing debt service requirements to expand the wastewater plant. These new rates become effective August 1, 2014.
• A total of four (4) new full-time positions included in budget: Probation Monitor, Court Clerk, Assistant City Prosecutor, Mechanic (formerly frozen position).
The FY 2014-2015 budget includes $70,969,800 for new and carry-forward capital improvement projects including design and construction of a community recreation center and a sewer line expansion to service Phoenix Mart and the surrounding area.
The new budget goes into effect July 1, 2014.
To view complete details about the FY 2015 adopted budget, visit the city website at www.casagrandeaz.gov and look under the Items of Interest tab and click on FY 2015 Budget Information.