Town Manager presents balanced recommended budget for FY 2022/23

Published on April 21, 2022

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ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (April 21, 2022) – The Town of Oro Valley has released the Town Manager’s Recommended Budget for fiscal year 2022/23 in the amount of $159.2 million. Click here to view the budget document in its entirety.

The balanced recommended budget is $2.8 million, or 1.7% lower than the adopted FY 2021/22 budget that totaled $162 million. The General Fund budget totals $51.6 million, a 12% decrease from the FY 2021/22 budget of $58.9 million. Some overarching themes reflected in the budget include addressing notable cost increases in supplies, operations and maintenance across all departments, adding new employee positions to meet growing service demands, and implementing a robust capital investment strategy utilizing Parks and Recreation $25 million bond proceeds and other one-time revenues.

Following is an excerpt of the Town Manager’s Budget Message in the FY 2022/23 document:

The impact of the pandemic continues to be felt both individually and collectively across the region, nation and world. Coupled with the instability related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the growing concern of an economic recession in the future, the Town has been mindful to continue its conservative forecast of revenues, particularly in areas considered non-essential that are often the first things families reconsider when costs increase. Sales taxes for FY 22/23 are 19 percent higher than the current fiscal year budget, largely reflecting the results inflation is having on local purchases. This budget continues to provide the high levels of service our community has come to expect and enjoy, including exciting opportunities ahead with regard to significant additional recreational amenities that will expand offerings we can provide to both residents and visitors.

As part of the budget process, the following public meetings will be held at Oro Valley Town Hall, 11000 N. La Cañada Drive. The public is invited to stay informed and participate in the process.

  • May 11 at 5 p.m. – Council Budget Study Session #1
  • May 12 at 5 p.m. – Council Budget Study Session #2
  • June 1 at 6 p.m. – Public Hearing and tentative budget adoption
  • June 15 at 6 p.m. – Public Hearing and final budget adoption

The Town of Oro Valley offers two options to speak during a Public Hearing. The first option is for speakers who attend the meeting in-person. They can fill out a blue card (located on the table at the back of the Council Chambers), and give the card to the Town Clerk. The second option is to speak “virtually” via Zoom, which requires registration at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting by filling out a virtual speaker card. Links to register for a virtual speaker card will be included in each meeting’s agenda, which is posted to the Town’s website one week in advance. More information about the virtual speaker card can be found here. Anyone who is unable to attend a meeting but would still like to provide input on the budget document may submit comments via email to