Still time to share ideas online as city starts work on its 2013 budget
Chandler’s Budget Office is conducting an online survey of residents to help develop the City’s budgetary priorities for the upcoming 2013-2014 fiscal year (which starts July 1, 2013). The survey is online at www.chandleraz.gov/budget and can be submitted through January 15, 2013. The survey results will be presented to Mayor Jay Tibshraeny and the members of the City Council for their consideration as part of the budget development process.
Part of the budget formulation process to date has been a review by Chandler management of the many programs and services the City provides to residents, businesses and organizations that serve the community. City staff compiled a list of these services and categorized them into five major areas that taxpayers may want or desire their municipal government to provide.
The five main areas identified are:
• A Safe Community
• A Healthy and Attractive Community
• A Community with Effective Transportation
• A Community with Sustainable Economic Health
• A Community with Cultural, Parks, and Recreation Opportunities.
The online survey asks participants to score the relative importance of several programs within each of these categories. Another section of the survey asks citizens to score several proposed Capital Improvement Projects in a range of “Very Important” to “Not Important.”
For those without access to a computer, paper copies of the survey are also available at the Chandler City Hall front desk, Chandler Libraries, downtown Community Center and the Tumbleweed Recreation Center.
The public will have several other opportunities in the coming months to share their thoughts about the proposed budget with City leaders and staff prior to the adoption of the Budget in June 2013. Public meeting details are still being finalized and will be publicized at a later date. For the latest updates, please visit www.chandleraz.gov/budget on a regular basis or call the Budget Office at 480-782-2252.