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The DRAFT Budget for the next fiscal year is public.  

The Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) Budget decreased 0.2% from Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14). The City budget had steadily increased from 2005 until 2008, when Sierra Vista and the rest of the United States experienced recession. Due to conservative budgeting and strict financial management, the City did not experience the same budget shortfalls that many others did around the country. The FY10 Budget was inflated due to one-time revenue of $21.5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funds. Since then, the City has continued to project revenue decreases and has budgeted accordingly. The City implemented budget reduction measures before adoption of the FY14 Budget. These measures included a hard hiring freeze, reorganizations, and a reduction in capital expenditures. As a result, the FY15 budget reflects improved fiscal stability.  

Link to the full budget:

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