The city of Surprise has unveiled its $486.0 million recommended budget for fiscal year 2022.
City Manager Mike Frazier's budget was presented at a special Surprise City Council budget retreat on April 16,
With Surprise continuing to grow, the budget includes 23-1/2 full-time positions in the General Fund, and eight new employees in water, sewer, sanitation and ambulance services.
Operational costs for new capital projects are included, such as Countryside Park and Fire Station 308. It also includes services such as the Maricopa County Library contract and extended hours at Hollyhock Library.
The recommended budget includes $118.7 million for planned Capital Improvement Projects (CIP).
The CIP budget is comprised of newly funded projects and carryforward appropriations from prior years.
A public hearing and council’s tentative budget adoption is scheduled for the May 4 regular council meeting.
Final budget adoption is scheduled for the June 1 meeting.
All meetings are now reopen to the public and begin at 6 p.m.