General Government Overview

Fiscal Year 2021/22

Mission Statement

The General Government category contains program budgets that are not associated with any specific department. Its programs are General Expense, Debt Repayments, and Contracts for Services or Funding Support.


The following programs are included in this department:

Staffing By Program

Budget By Program

Department Expenses

Budget By Expense Category

Budget By Funding Source

Significant Changes

The adopted budget for Fiscal Year 2021/22 of $290,580,910 reflects an increase of $176,188,650 from the Fiscal Year 2020/21 Adopted Budget. Major changes include the following:

  • Increase in Neighborhood Road Improvement Project by $14,000,000
  • Increase in debt service obligations by $34,993,380
  • Increase in unassigned policy reserve by $40,665,210
  • Increase in American Rescue Plan funding by $67,848,380
  • Increase in revenue contingency by $2,434,380
  • Increase in miscellaneous costs* by $12,233,250
  • Increase in Public Safety Communication Center Retrofit Project by $3,300,000
  • Increase in Workday implementation by $5,457,120
  • Increase in Mayor and Council priorities** by $1,797,150
  • Decrease in COVID-19 disaster relief funding by $5,000,000

*The miscellaneous items include Case Management Software, election costs, one-time payments to Visit Tucson, film incentive to Visit Tucson, fuel contingency, 2% and market rate compensation adjustments, one-time recognition for Long-term employees, Vehicle Replacement Program, building maintenance, TPD evidence freezer, TPD chiller, El Presidio/Ft Lowell Museum renovation, mental health support professional, consultants for compensation analysis, code enforcement abatements and demolitions, and El Pueblo Park safety measures.

**The Mayor and Council priorities include ancillary costs for 20 new Community Safety Officers, 6 new positions for Community Safety Program (1 Program Director, 1 Data Analyst, 2 Crisis Response Coordinator and 2 System Analyst), and Public Safety Health and Wellness.


Increase in community engagement project costs and policy contingency reserve capacity in accordance with Mayor and Council’s budget priorities.


Renewed contracts with local organizations to enhance the department's commitment and service to the community.

Future Objectives

Continue to support the City’s needs through oversight of non-departmental projects, renewal and execution of various intergovernmental agreements and financial participation agreements, as well providing oversight over the City’s debt obligations.