Goodyear Budget

At its June 8 meeting, Goodyear City Council unanimously approved a budget of just under $600 million for the fiscal year starting July 1.

Finance Manager Lauri Wingenroth noted the budget had been modified in recent weeks to include $10 million in CARES Act funding.

 City Manager Julie Arendall said the $10 million would be added to the general fund and be allocated by the council throughout the year, with work sessions to brainstorm how the money should be spent.

She said  some of the funds had been set aside for the additional employee staff raises and supplementals that were submitted.

The $599.4 million budget includes the operating costs for two new fire stations, staffing for the court, traffic signals and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) entitlement preparation.

Council voted 6-1 (Joe Pizzillo voted against) to leave a Maricopa County group that receives funds for low-income residents and pursue the CDBG funds — which come from the federal HUD program — on its own.

The council also unanimously approved $100,000 for public art at Fire Station 188.