FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 7, 2020
Navajo County Supervisors approve FY2021 Tentative Budget
Holbrook, AZ – The Navajo County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the FY2021 Tentative Budget during the regular Board meeting on July 7. This year’s budget focuses on the County’s ability to maintain services and continue responding to public health emergencies without an increase to the primary property tax rate.
“The County’s deliberate focus on lean government and building responsible financial reserves is key to confronting an uncertain economy,” shared Board of Supervisors Chairman Jason Whiting. “Combined with CARES Act funding, the County has the financial and organizational infrastructure in place to provide services and scale up emergency response as needed by our communities.”
The FY2021 General Fund Budget is $47,817,409, which is higher than the FY2020 General Fund Budget of $42,953,712. The increase, however, is due primarily to the influx of CARES Act funding and careful spending which has allowed the County’s financial reserves to grow from $4.2 M last year to $10.5 M in FY2021. Although staffing remains essentially flat, the Budget does include funding to replace the Treasurer’s outdated collection system and increases for the rising cost of doing business for equipment, supplies, tools, and labor.
For more information:
Contact Bryan Layton
Assistant County Manager
Office: (928) 524-4152