During Tuesday night’s meeting, Buckeye City Council discussed the city budget amount of $686,649,900, noting its significant increase from previous years due to growth, economic development, and infrastructure improvements. This substantial increase is a testament to the city’s progress and a promising sign for our future.

The Chief Financial Officer William Kauppi presents 2025 budget to city council
The Chief Financial Officer William Kauppi presents the 2025 budget to the city council [City of Buckeye, YouTube]

Books still balanced

The Chief Financial Officer William Kauppi presented the budget, which showed the city’s growth through bar graphs and various numbers.

The budgeted spending is expected to reach $686 million this year, an increase of $121 million from the 2024 budget.

Personnel costs increase

That increase can partially be attributed to a $7.6 million increase in operating expenses. Total personnel services are expected to be 33% of the budget, including a 3.2% COLA effective July 1st and a 5% variant for permanent anniversary, with public safety receiving a step increase.

A motion was made and seconded to approve agenda item 5C. The motion passed unanimously.

A copy of the tentative budget will be posted on the city’s website.

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