FY 2019-20 Adopted Budget & 2020-2029 CIP
The preparation of Chandler’s budget is a collaborative effort between the City Council, City Manager, City Staff and the citizens of Chandler.
Citizen engagement is important throughout the budget process, starting with our annual Citizen Budget Survey, as well as "Budget Connect", a virtual community meeting. Additionally, Chandler City Council holds a series of workshops and public meetings beginning in January 2019 to review and adopt the City's FY 2019-20 Budget, which begins on July 1. The meetings include presentations and discussions about the proposed budget, including projects and programs that will be funded as part of the City's 10-year Capital Improvement Program. Each meeting includes opportunities for the public to be involved in the preparation of the next year's City budget.
FY 2019-20 Public Hearing Presentation
The Fiscal Year 2019-20 Budget process is underway with the completion of the Citizen Budget Survey. As a part of the budget development process, the City's Budget Office conducted a survey of residents in November and December of 2018. This gave residents a chance to voice their opinions on various topics related to Quality of Life, Return on Tax Dollars, and Citizen Satisfaction with Overall City Services, as well as "Areas of Interest" including Transportation, Public Safety, Leisure/Cultural/Education, City Utilities, and General Services. The results were compiled and presented to Mayor and the members of City Council at the Budget Kickoff Thursday, January 24, 2019, for consideration.
On January 24, 2019, a meeting was held where the Mayor and City Council reviewed the Strategic Goals & Objectives, Capital Improvement Project Guidelines, and Financial Policies while considering the significant budgetary impacts for the upcoming fiscal year. The City Council then provided direction in the form of General Fund Priorities, that will serve as a foundation for recommendations to be brought forward in subsequent budget planning meetings for discussion and approval.
A Council Budget Workshop was held on February 11, 2019, to provide financial information relative the FY 2019-20 Budget.
On February 28, 2019, Mayor Kevin Hartke and the City Council hosted Budget Connect, an annual online forum where Chandler residents ask questions and learn about the City’s budget and fiscal policies during a live event that was streamed to the City’s website, YouTube Channel and Facebook Page in real time. This event gave residents an opportunity to attend or submit ideas, questions, and other input through social media sites and hear responses from various City staff members.
The City has received its 2019 Net Assessed Value Detail Report from the Maricopa County Assessor. The report sets Chandler's Limited Property Value (used for calculating property tax) at $3,011,152,689. This is an 8.17% increase from the previous year.
A Council Budget Workshop was held on March 25, 2019, to provide financial information relative the FY 2019-20 Budget and 2020-2029 Capital Improvement Program and receive guidance.
The Proposed Annual Budget and CIP documents were delivered to City Council on Friday, April 12, 2019.
The Chandler City Council considered 20 budget amendments for the FY 2019-20 Budget on May 9, 2019. All of the proposed amendments were approved. The details of each amendment are explained in the attached memo.
City Council approved the FY 2019-20 Budget and 2020-2029 CIP on June 13, 2019. Final budget books are currently being prepared and are expected to be available on this site in August.
FY 2019-20 Budget Brief
Final Public Meeting on Property Tax Levy Adoption
City Council Chambers
88 E. Chicago St.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Beginning at 6 p.m.