The City’s total FY22 budget of $115,711,558 represents an increase of $28,962,929 or 33.4% from the FY21 budget. The majority of the increase is due to the City taking advantage of several grant opportunities to ensure a robust infrastructure that will meet the current and future needs of the community. The main increase in non-capital comes from personnel costs, consisting of step increases to the classification/compensation plan, market shifts, and contributions to Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS).
COVID-19 brought unprecedented health, social, and economic change to our community. Sierra Vista moves into FY22 with hope and optimism as we lay the foundation for recovery from the pandemic. The FY22 budget not only advances the objectives and policy direction of the City Council, but also strategically invests in the growth, economic diversity, and enhanced levels of services and safety to our community. This accomplishment is due to our diligence to prudent fiscal policies and practices, constant evaluation for operations and maintenance efficiencies, maintaining adequate fund balances, and conservative revenue forecasting.