Tax Levy Increases Proposed for General Fund and Library District
BISBEE, Ariz. (July 14, 2021) – The Board of Supervisors adopted Cochise County’s Fiscal Year 2021-2022 final budget at a special meeting and public hearing on July 13, 2021.
The final budget was adopted with no changes from the previously adopted tentative budget. The total budget is $222,391,550 which includes $95,376,068 in General Funds and $127,015,482 in Special Revenue Funds.
The General Fund is the County’s primary source of revenue used to provide County services. Special Revenue Funds are primarily Grants, Highway User Revenue Funds (HURF), Special Districts, and Internal Service Funds, which are only to be spent for the specific purpose they have been received.
For the Cochise County General Fund Primary Property Tax, a Truth In Taxation hearing was held to receive public comment on the proposed tax levy increase of $583,224 or 2.24 percent.
Also on July 13, the Board:
- Adopted the FY2021-2022 final budget of $2,810,307 for the Library District. For Cochise County’s Library District, a Truth In Taxation hearing was held to receive public comment on the proposed tax levy increase in secondary property taxes of $2,926 or 0.21 percent.
- Adopted the FY2021-2022 final budget of $8,201,148 for the Flood Control District.
- Adopted 2021-2022 final budgets for the following Light Improvement Districts: Bowie ($13,788), Golden Acres ($10,579), Naco ($10,530), Pirtleville ($19,120) and Sunsites ($26,736).
Budgets are utilized as a set limit of county spending. If funds are not available, money is not spent. To review the budgets, tax rates and levies, you may access the Board of Supervisors Special Meeting Agenda.