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Chandler OKs $910M Budget, Avoids Cuts

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By Chris Coppola for The Arizona Republic

Chandler has adopted a roughly $910M budget for the next fiscal year that avoids any significant cuts to services or staffing.

The city council also opted to keep the rates for primary and secondary property taxes intact as part of its adoption of Chandler’s 2015-16 budget, which will take effect July 1.

The council adopted the budget at its June 11 meeting. It will formally set the property tax levy at its June 25 meeting.

The overall budget for operations and capital spending, which include major purchases and infrastructure projects, is $910.6M, a 16.2 percent increase from 2014-15.

The city did not face a deficit and has experienced a slight uptick in general fund revenue in 2014-15 from the previous year. City officials are forecasting a continued upward trend in 2015-16 if the economy remains stable.

The city has proposed increasing rates for wastewater, trash collection and reclaimed water, which would take effect in October.

Details of the city’s 2015-16 budget can be reviewed on the city’s website.

Read more at The Arizona Republic

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