Locomotive Park Sign in downtown Kingman, AZ. (Photo: Charles Black)

City of Kingman Adopts Fiscal Year 19-20 Budget

Locomotive Park Sign in downtown Kingman, AZ. (Photo: Charles Black)

KINGMAN – The City of Kingman City Council voted June 18, 2019, to adopt the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year Budget, which begins its implementation today. This lengthy process began last year, with City Council identifying their priorities, and reviewing feedback from a citizen survey that was mailed out to residents late last year.

A condensed version (29 pages) of the budget can be found here: https://www.cityofkingman.gov/Home/ShowDocument?id=3138

The budget process begins with each department creating their operating budget and submits them to the city Finance Department for their review. Finance then makes necessary revisions and submits to the City Manager Ron Foggin. After the initial submission of the budget, the city manager meets with department heads individually, and then submits a recommended budget to the City Council. The City Council then reviews the submitted budget, and is able to offer revisions, then adopts the final budget.

The City Council laid out its priorities for the 2019-2020 fiscal year budget as:

  • Community Livability
  • Economic Development
  • Infrastructure Improvements
  • Employee Investment

Some highlighted capital projects:

  • Rancho Santa Fe and Kingman Crossing Interchanges
  • Sunbelt Sports Park
  • White Cliffs Trail Improvements
  • Eastern Street Improvements
  • Downtown Streetscape Design

General Fund breakdown:

  • 63% – Police and Fire Departments
  • 14% – Parks and Recreation
  • 23% – Other departments

The full budget (193 pages) can be found here: https://www.cityofkingman.gov/Home/ShowDocument?id=3140