The Adopted City of Tucson Budget for this year (Fiscal Year 2010) reflects the reality of our current financial situation yet continues to effectively and efficiently provide important core services to our community.
- Reflects a $67 million reduction (almost 20%) in local/state shared sales tax and state-shared income tax revenues from Adopted Fiscal Year 2009.
- Provides for two police officer academies, sustained judicial support, and one firefighter recruit class.
- Reduces City employee salaries and benefits.
- Reduces overall outside agencies funding by 15.5%.
- Provides funding and staff for City primary and general elections.
- Provides for action plans to improve operating fund deficits and cash flow (e.g. risk management, enterprise funds, ParkWise)
- Provides additional capacity for transportation capital projects to be reimbursed by Regional Transportation Authority funding.
- Provides capacity for federal economic stimulus funding to support community jobs, energy efficiencies, homelessness prevention, public housing upgrades, police hiring, and arterial roadway paving.
How did we balance this budget?
- Provided stable recurring revenues of $16.6 million to supplement $29.1 million in one-time revenues and expenditure reductions.
- Eliminated over 290 General Fund staff positions (400 total positions Citywide).
- Instituted five furlough days that reduced non-public safety employees’ salaries by 1.9%.
- Public Safety employees contributing more to their pension costs.
City Services Funded by Discretionary Revenues
- Police (34% or $145M) – Patrol and Field Services, Investigations, Tactical Support
- Fire (18% or $76M) – Suppression, Prevention, Life Safety, Medical Services, Emergency Preparedness
- Public Safety-Related (12% or $48 M) – Prosecutor, Public Defender, Court, 911 & Communications, Jail Costs, Independent Police Auditor, Facilities & Equipment
- Support/General Services (11% or $44 M) – Budget, Audit, Finance, Procurement, IT, HR, Fleet, Facilities, Clerk, Attorney (Civil), City Manager
- Parks Facilities, Classes & Programs (9% or $36M) – Swimming Pools, Adaptive Recreation Center, Leisure Classes, KIDCO, Sports Leagues, Teen Rec Programs, Tennis, Therapeutic Rec Programs, Parks Improvements & Maintenance, Recreation Centers
- Transit (8% or $31M) – Sun Tran, Sun Van
- Neighborhood Investment & Support (2% or $8M) – Historic Preservation, Code Enforcement, Comprehensive Planning, Housing Repair & Rehab, Neighborhood Support, Mayor and Council Offices, Pro-Neighborhoods
- Economic and Workforce Development (2% or $7M) – Downtown Business Improvement District, Critical Path Institute, JobPath, MTCVB, School Plus Jobs, Gem & Mineral Show, TREO, Hi Corbett, Spring Training, Metropolitan Education Commission, Pima County Tucson Women’s Commission
- Civic, Arts & Culture (1% or $6M) – Convention Center, Channel 12, Special event support Access Tucson, El Centro Cultural, El Tour de Tucson, Science & Engineering Fair, Botanical Gardens, Children’s Museum, Tucson Museum of Art, Sister Cities, Tucson Pima Arts Council, Tucson Pops, Parks civic event support, Parks performing arts, Zoo
- Housing & Human Services (1% or $6M) – Affordable housing programs, contracted social and human services, low income assistance for utility bills, Community Mediation Program, Humane Society, Pima Animal Care
- Planning and Development Services (1% or $3M) – Annexation, Downtown Planning, Zoning Examiner, Plan Review, Land Use Code, Zoning
- Streets & Transportation (1% or $3M) – Street maintenance, drainage, transportation improvements, traffic engineering
- Environmental Programs (<1% or $1M) – Office of Conservation & Sustainable Development
For more information, see the City of Tucson’s website.