By Laura Gómez | The Republic
Some West Valley cities are reaching revenue levels they hadn’t seen since the Great Recession, and financial plans call for spending on projects from a new bus route in Avondale to a parking garage in Peoria.
Avondale, Goodyear and Peoria are on target to surpass pre-recession levels of operating revenue.
General funds taking a boost
Peoria’s general fund, a city’s biggest bucket of operating funds that is largely fed by sales-tax collections, peaked at $122 million in fiscal year 2008 before dropping in the recession.