By Jason Stone | YourValley.net
Surprise is growing, so it’s no shock its budget is expanding along with the city itself.
City Manager Mike Frazier on April 16 unveiled his recommended $414 million budget for fiscal year 2020, which is up 7.6% from last year’s $384.6 million total.
Mr. Frazier said he put together a budget that factors in all the city departments’ future needs.
“This year, the theme of our budget process was growth,” Mr. Frazier said. “We asked, ‘What is it that you need to provide the same quality services and infrastructure to our community as we have the year before?’ I believe we have done an excellent job in doing that.”