City to vote on final budget tonight - Tucson News Now

City to vote on final budget tonight

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 future.

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.

There will be a public hearing before the final budge it adopted, it will be held at 5:30 p.m. tonight.

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