Queen Creek Town Council to Consider Town Manager’s Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2019/20
The Town of Queen Creek’s budget serves as a spending plan and communication tool. The budget is developed through the year incorporating both projected revenues and expenses. The proposed budget, available for review on the Town’s website, will be considered by the Town Council at the May 1 meeting for tentative approval, with the final approval scheduled for the May 15 Town Council meeting.
Arizona law requires that all municipalities adopt an annual budget. The Fiscal Year 2019/20 budget totals $453 million. The increase is attributed to substantial new infrastructure projects.
“This budget prioritizes our infrastructure,” stated Queen Creek Budget Chair Council member Wheatley. “The proposed budget includes $240 million, more than half of the total budget, for transportation, water and wastewater projects. It also includes $50 million allocated for potential water rights, part of the Town’s long-term planning strategy to secure sustainable and reliable water resources.”
The Town Council considers the Town Manager’s recommended budget and ultimately adopts a final budget for the fiscal year. The next steps for the Town’s budget include:
- May 1 – Town Council meeting: Town Council considers and votes on the tentative budget (the expenditure ceiling)
- May 15 – Town Council meeting: Town Council votes on Final Budget (all programs and services) after public hearing. A public hearing will also be held on the property tax rate and levy
- June 5 – Town Council meeting: The Town Council adopts the property tax levy
- July 1 – The 2019/20 fiscal year begins, and the approved budget goes into effect.
For additional information regarding the Town’s budget, visit QueenCreek.org/Budget. View the April 4 Budget Committee meeting at QueenCreek.org. To stay updated on events and activities follow the Town on Facebook.com/QueenCreek and Twitter.com/TownofQC.
Constance Halonen-Wilson, Public Information Officer