Recommended Budget for Fiscal Year 2022

Fiscal Year 2022 Operating and Capital Budget

FY2022 Net Budget All Funds

The FY2022 net budget is $1,802,092,727. This represents a $425.5 million net increase from the FY2021 budget of $1,376,630,839* mainly due to:


  • A General Fund increase of approximately $26.8 million primarily due to negotiated labor contracts; increased fire and police and general employee pension contributions, fire and police healthcare trust payment, and other health insurance and benefits; additional staffing for general administration, planning and development and contract administration; increased funding for parks and recreation maintenance; additional staffing and vehicles for emergency medical services first responders program; and citywide technology improvements. This increase in the General Fund also includes the additional required contribution of approximately $3.9 million to the community redevelopment area trust funds.
  • A $188.1 million increased in Enterprise Funds primarily due to expansion of Wastewater, Water and Solid Waste capital project program funding over FY2021.
  • All other governmental funds increased by $163.0 million primarily due to increases for federal American Rescue Plan Act funding, transportation grants, and tax-exempt loan financing capital project funding.
  • Governmental Debt Service funds increased of $41.7 million to pay for Stormwater and Facilities CIPs.

* The budget document published in 2020 for FY2021 reported the FY2021 net budget as $1,254,250,964. This variance is a result of the City changing budget reporting systems necessitating a change in methodology.

General Fund

The General Fund supports public safety, general government operations, parks and recreation, economic development programs and other non-enterprise related operations. Revenues such as property taxes, utilities services taxes, sales tax, electric franchise fees, communication services taxes and other revenues are used to pay for these programs. The General Fund increase of approximately $26.8 million primarily due to negotiated labor contracts; fire and police and general employee pension contributions; fire and police healthcare trust payment; other health insurance and benefits; additional staffing for general administration and contract administration; funding for parks and recreation repairs and maintenance; additional staffing and vehicles for emergency medical services first responder program; and citywide technology improvements. This increase in the General Fund also includes the additional required contribution of approximately $3.9 million to the community redevelopment area trust funds. The General Fund expenditures increase are primarily supported by the FY2022 increase in property tax and half-cent sales tax revenue.

FY2022 General Fund Net Budget

Utilities Services Tax Fund

The City collects taxes levied on communications and utilities and uses these funds for general government operations, capital equipment and vehicles, capital projects, and debt service.

FY2022 Utilities Services Tax Fund Net Budget

General and Utilities Services Tax Fund Balance

The City has established a policy of maintaining a minimum fund balance amount equal to at least 20% of the budget for the combined General Fund and Utilities Services Tax Fund. A healthy fund balance greatly impacts whether the City receives favorable bond ratings which reduce interest costs on debt issued by the City. For the 15th consecutive year, the City has maintained a fund balance greater than the minimum 20% policy requirement.

FY2022 Other Governmental Funds Net Budget


Other Governmental Funds are used to support capital improvement programs, transportation operations, stormwater operations, economic development programs, and other operations. Revenues such as community investment taxes, local option fuel taxes, construction permitting fees, stormwater assessments and other revenues are used to pay for these programs. The FY2022 Other Governmental Fund net budget is $462.3 million, an increase of $163.0 million from the FY2021 budget. The most significant changes are Construction Services, Stormwater and Transportation department additional staffing, other personnel and operating increases; additional housing and SHIP grants; American Rescue Plan Act funding; additions in capital project funding for Transportation infrastructure and city facilities projects; and increased transfers to the community redevelopment agency trust funds.

Enterprise Funds

The Enterprise Funds are comprised of the Water, Wastewater, and Solid Waste Departments, the Parking Division, and Golf Courses. The Enterprise Funds FY2022 net budget is $735.8 million, an increase of $188.1 million over the FY2021 budget. This is primarily due to the Wastewater and Water Departments increase in capital project spending.


Water fees are used to cover the costs associated with providing safe drinking water which includes planning, construction, operation and maintenance of the City’s water management systems. Water program increase of $92.1 million in FY2022 over FY2021 is primarily due to higher personnel and operating costs and additional

capital improvement project funding for water distribution system repairs/replacement, David L. Tippin Water Treatment Facility improvements, and sustainable water supply-related projects.


Wastewater fees are used to cover the costs associated with providing sanitary sewer services including the planning, construction, operation and maintenance of the City’s wastewater systems. Wastewater program increase of $91.6 million in FY2022 over FY2021 is primarily due to higher personnel and operating costs and

additional capital improvement project funding for various rehabilitations projects, pumping station projects, and projects at the H. F. Curren Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant.


Solid waste fees are used to cover the costs associated with providing collection and disposal of garbage, refuse and solid waste. Solid Waste program increase of $5.6 million in FY2022 over FY2021 is primarily due to higher personnel, benefits and operating costs.


Parking fees are used to cover the costs associated with the planning, construction, operation and maintenance of the City’s parking assets. Parking decrease of $1.3 million in FY2022 from FY2021 is primarily due to higher personnel, benefits and operating costs offset by a decrease in budgeted reserves.


Golf course fees are used to cover the costs associated with operating the City's three municipal golf courses. Golf Course increase of $0.1 is due to an increase in operations.


Other includes other departmental program costs budgeted within the Water and Solid Waste funds.

FY2022 Enterprise Funds Net Budget