City Delays Budget Adoption to Allow for More Community Input

The Mayor and Tucson City Council yesterday, June 9, delayed its timetable for adoption of the budget for the next fiscal year to allow more time for the community to provide input.

Changes to how the council holds meetings due to the pandemic have made obtaining public input challenging. The body also wants to add funding for an equity analysis, Climate Action Plan, eight social workers, and a Housing First coordinator.

The timetable for adoption of the final budget and primary tax levy will be pushed to early August. Public hearings will be held before final adoption.