The Apache Junction City Council has given formal approval to the city budget for the fiscal year of 2018-19.
The city council held its final public hearing on the budget on Monday night, unanimously voting to approve the document, which can be seen at www.ajcity.net/budget.
The budget reflects a general fund increase of about 3 percent over last year, a reflection of some overall economic growth, an increase in costs associated with the public safety personnel retirement system, the re-plastering of the pool deck at Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center and the addition of a second Household Hazardous Waste collection day. The city continues to improve roads – major projects on Broadway and Baseline were completed in 2017-18 — with the .2 percent sales tax.
The city council continues to prioritize public safety, economic development and strengthening operations citywide. The general fund budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year amounts to $28,900,895, a 3.1 percent increase over 2017-18.
Paper copies of the budget can be reviewed by the general public at city hall, 300 E. Superstition Blvd.