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Sedona City Council Approves Tentative Budget

Sedona AZ (May 25, 2012) – At the May 22, 2012 City Council meeting, Sedona City Council approved a tentative budget for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 at $36,469,809. This budget cap includes $100,000 for the purpose of allowing the new City Council the opportunity and flexibility to consider new destination marketing opportunities for the upcoming fiscal year. With this approved budget cap, only changes within the approved total cap can be made. 

The budget process began in November 2011 with the development of the capital budget and ten year capital plan. Twelve public meetings were held to review and discuss those capital projects.

In January 2012 staff began work on their base budgets for continuing operations. In March and April 2012, during a series of public meetings of the Budget Oversight Commission, Sedona city staff presented budget recommendations and solicited input from that advisory body. 

The Sedona City Council then held a series of work sessions on the budget on April 25, 26, and 27, 2012. The City Council heard from the City Manager and Department Heads regarding department objectives, accomplishments, and significant expenditure changes. The Council also obtained input from various members of the public, including representatives of local organizations that provide services to and receive funds from the City. 

The final City of Sedona 2012-2013 budget is scheduled for approval at a required special meeting on June 26, 2012.

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  1. Pinal County Budget Meeting says:

    FLORENCE – The Pinal County Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting today to discuss and vote on the tentative budget for the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year.

    The meeting will take place at 9:30 am inside the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room located in Administration Building A in Florence.

    The tentative budget was not acted upon in the Wednesday board meeting because numbers had to be recalculated after a motion was made regarding the size of a proposed tax decrease. The Pinal County tentative budget was $334,515,835. The new total being discussed on Friday is $336,572,544.

    Joe Pyritz

  2. Eddie Maddock says:

    Did anyone happen to notice the nature of the business discussed during the last City Council Meeting on May 22, Agenda Item #13, “Executive Session” for legal advice and to consider its position and instruct its attorneys regarding the City’s position on pending claims to wit:

    Potential claims against the City by CPC Incorporated related to the Harmony Windsong Drainage Project.

    A claim by Anne Marie Hunter and Jac Robson dba The Hummingbird House related to flood damage.

    Hmm . . . might this be one reason the city is finally acknowledging, although to only a minimal degree, that Sedona does, indeed, have a drainage problem?

    But, isn’t it somewhat pathetic that Jennifer Wesselhoff is graciously allowed five minutes to plead HER case for an extra $100,000, over and above the $500,000 already assured to HER Chamber of Commerce, and people who have had property flood damage on at least two occasions, clearly created by city neglect, are forced to hire attorneys to even be heard? What’s wrong with this scenario?

    Albeit this $100,000 is allegedly to benefit the “new council” to ascertain its best use for “Destination Marketing” it still flies under the flag of a member driven organization, that being the Sedona Chamber of Commerce, and not the community and businesses at large. Is this yet another example of greed excelling over need?

    Heads up those of you paying monthly sewer fees. Looks like a sock it to you continuation of the same old story.

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  3. Special fund raiser for recent VOC fire victims says:

    • Please help VOC community efforts to help the people who lost their homes in the Sedona and VOC fire. Please tell us how you can help us for the June 19 fundraiser at Canyon Moon from 9:00am to 6:00pm.


  4. VOC fire victims fundraiser says:

    Still looking for help with outdoor fun for the “Sedona Cares” fundraiser. (Tuesday, June 19th 9am-6pm at VOC Outlet Mall) I need someone to honcho up supervision for our 2 “Jolly Jumpers” and I could use a few more carnival-type game booths. I have some games that are ready and just need a group to run them. Call me, Dana De Luz at 862-0118.

    Also, face painters and a balloon artist are needed. Thanks!


  5. The City of Sedona is soliciting proposals for Livestock Grazing Lease on approximately 400 acres of land that is irrigated with reclaimed and disinfected wastewater. The property is located along State Route 89A, opposite the City of Sedona Wastewater Reclamation Plant.

    DUE DATE: June 18, 2012, 1:00 PM
    PROPOSAL OPENING TIME AND DATE: June 18, 2012, 1:00 PM

    LOCATION: Public Works Department, 102 Roadrunner Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336. Use the following links to access:


    Request for Proposals


  6. For the 16th straight year, Pinal County’s Finance Department has been nationally recognized for its work in financial reporting.

    The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has once again bestowed Pinal County with a prestigious Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting. The honor is for the work accomplished on the county’s comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2011.

    An electronic version of the report is posted on the county’s website at:


    For the comprehensive financial report to be recognized, it must be easily readable, efficiently organized, satisfy generally accepted accounting principles and applicable legal requirements.

    Joe Pyritz reporting for the http://www.SedonaEye.com

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