Every year, the City of Phoenix is required by law to approve a balanced budget. Phoenix’s budget sets a plan to fund important city services, departments and functions such as Police, Fire, Water, Parks, Streets, Libraries, Neighborhood Services and many more.

On March 19, the City Manager presented his 2019-20 Trial Budget to the Mayor and City Council. Staring April 2 through April 18, the city will be hosting 19 budget hearings citywide for community members to voice their input on what they would like to see in the budget. Details of the proposed budget are available at phoenix.gov/budget.

The Mayor, City Councilmembers and city management will attend various budget hearings to share details on the proposed budget, take feedback and answer any questions. Information will be available in English and Spanish.

District 3 Meeting Dates/Locations:
• Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 6 p.m. – Sunnyslope Community Center Multipurpose Room; 802 E. Vogel Avenue
• Monday, April 8, 2019 at 6 p.m. – North Mountain Visitor Center; 12950 N. 7th Street
• Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 6 p.m. – Paradise Valley Community Center; 17402 N. 40th Street
• Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 8 a.m. – Shadow Mountain Senior Center; 3546 E. Sweetwater Avenue

A list of ALL citywide dates/locations is available at phoenix.gov/budget.

If you are not able to attend, you can also share your thoughts on the city’s budget by emailing [email protected]. All community meetings will run on PHXTV Channel 11 and will be posted to the city’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/cityofphoenixaz.

After the community’s review, the city manager will present a revised proposed budget to the City Council May 7, and the Council is expected to make a final decision on May 22. The Mayor and City Council will then consider adopting a budget-balancing plan in June, and the approved plan will take effect in July.


Debra Stark
City of Phoenix, Council District 3