TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now)- In a few short hours the
City of Tucson will decide how it is going to spend resident's tax dollars.
The final budget should be
approved at a meeting later this evening, with a final budget estimate of $1.3
billion. The public will be able to add
their comments on this final budget, at a public meeting before city officials
vote on it.
According to the City of
Tucson, all full time city employees will get a $0.55 per hour raise; some 911
dispatch operators, as well as police and fire employees will get a larger
raise. All of this is to try and keep
the city jobs competitive, however there are many shortfalls looming in the
These include an increase
in pensions, and a deficit in the general fund that gets larger through the
years. City leaders say revenues will go
up, but it will take time.