Posted: 10:35 p.m.
In a six-one vote, the Yuma City Council approved a city budget for the new fiscal year in the amount of $189,137,098 during the council meeting Wednesday.
Mayor Al Krieger was the only one to vote against it.
The fiscal year begins July 1.
The total budget is split up in two ways to pay for all of the city's expenses.
For what it takes to run the city daily, the council approved $155,341,715.
That Operating Budget pays for "everything from your police and fire patrols, trash pickup, having someone here when you need them to answer your question, community development, plan review, building permits, building safety, and all of the people that it takes to put all of this together," said Dave Nash, public affairs coordinator for the City.
Long-term projects are funded through the City's Capital Improvement Program budget.
The council approved that budget in the amount of $33,795,383.
"These are funds that are not part of necessarily the day-to-day operations. They're major projects, like what you're seeing going on right now, having to rebuild that water pipeline that was leaking on 24th St. between Pacific (Ave.) and Arizona (Ave.)," Nash said.
To take a look at what kind of projects are in the works that are paid for by the City's Capital Improvement Program budget, you can visit www.yumaaz.gov, and look for the "City Bookshelf" tab.