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Posted on: June 23, 2021

County to Hold Public Hearings on Budget, July 13

Cochise County Adopts Tentative Budget for FY2021-2022 

Truth In Taxation Public Hearings Will be Held on 2021-2022 Budget

BISBEE, Ariz. (June 23, 2021) – Cochise County residents are notified and reminded, there will be two public hearings on the Cochise County budget for fiscal year 2021-2022 on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

The Board of Supervisors adopted a tentative budget on June 16. The total budget is balanced at $222,391,550, which includes $95,376,068 in General Funds and $127,015,482 in Special Revenue Funds.

Also on June 16, the Board: 

  • Adopted a tentative 2021-2022 budget of $8,201,148 for the Flood Control District. 
  • Adopted a tentative 2021-2022 budget of $2,810,307 for the Library District. 
  • Adopted tentative 2021-2022 budgets for the following Light Improvement Districts: Bowie ($13,788), Golden Acres ($10,579), Naco ($10,530), Pirtleville ($19,120) and Sunsites ($26,736).
  • Approved Truth In Taxation hearings for public comment on the proposed tax levy on July 13.

For the Cochise County General Fund Primary Property Tax, there is a proposed tax levy increase of $583,224 or 2.24%. The proposed property tax levy increase will dedicate approximately $532,000 directly to the Public Safety Retirement Personnel System (PSPRS).

For Cochise County’s Library District, there is a proposed tax levy increase in secondary property taxes of $2,926 or 0.21 percent.

There will be two Truth In Taxation hearings held on Tuesday, July 13 at 10:00 a.m., in the Board of Supervisor’s Hearing Room, 1415 Melody Lane, Building G, Bisbee. One hearing will be held for the General Fund Primary, and a second hearing held for the Library District secondary. Interested citizens are invited to attend the public hearing in-person or may also attend via Microsoft Teams by accessing the link on the agenda published online, or via phone by calling (602) 609-7513 or (888) 680-6714 and using conference ID 848 996 955#.

State law requires the County to publish a Truth In Taxation (TNT) notice when there is an expected increase in property taxes. TNT notices have been published in the Herald/Review. Copies of Truth In Taxation notices are attached.

The County is not responsible for any increase in tax rates set by local school and special districts, which have their own elected boards. 

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