YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - The Yuma City Council recently passed the 2024 fiscal year budget to the tune of $475 million.
After months of discussions and council meetings, Yuma’s budget is now set.
The adopted budget includes capital improvement funds for major projects throughout the city including several road improvements.
Yuma resident, Jason Gebhardt is relieved to see the budget approved and road projects getting underway, "I'm glad the budget is able to take care of all the improvements that are really needed in the city. I know I've gone through three tires just from potholes."
The other big item of discussion was the city’s property tax levy.
Councilman Gary Knight raised some concerns in regard to the levy affecting city employee raises.
City of Yuma Administrator Jay Simonton stated, “We would watch the budget much tighter as we move throughout the year, we would watch the revenue very closely.”
In the end, it resulted in a compromise of the primary property tax rate of two dollars and 13 cents for every $100 of property value.
The public was invited to speak on the tax levy and budget issues, but no city residents came forward.
The tax levy is scheduled to be adopted on August 2.