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Last evaluated July of 2012.
- Budget documents are posted.
- Meeting agendas and minutes are posted.
- A city wide contact directory is posted.
- Elected officials' contact details are posted.
- Zoning regulations and maps are posted. Building codes are posted.
- Financial audits are posted.
- Bids and RFP's are posted.
- FOIA information and forms are posted.
- Sales tax collections and rates are posted.
- Awarded contracts are not posted.
- Information is not provided on government sector lobbying.
The 2012 proposed budget is in excess of $121.3 million. It represents a 2.3% increase over the 2011 budget, a majority of which came from changes in debt service and capital. Total operating expenses increased 1.8%. Expenditure categories in the FY 2012 budget as a percentage of total fund expenditures are:
|Category||2012 % of Total Budget|
|Materials & Supplies||3.80%|
|Services & Charges||13.50%|
|Total Operating Expenses||74.00%|
The city operated under a Mayor-Council form of government. The Mayor serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the city. The Mayor is the presiding officer o the City Council. The current Mayor is Lioneld Jordan. Jordan was forest elected in November, 2008. He had previously served on the Fayetteville City Council.
The City Council is the legislative body of the city. Current members include:
|Sarah E. Lewis||4||2|
The city offers several retirement plan options, including a 401(a) plan that provides for after tax contributions and a 457 plan that provides for pre-tax contributions. Employees are eligible after 1 year of employment and the plans feature 100% immediate vesting of all contributions and investment income.
See also: Arkansas government sector lobbying
Information is not provided on taxpayer funded lobbying.
Sales tax revenues included in the FY 2012 proposed budget are up 4% compared to the prior year. Given economic conditions, though, the 2012 budget forecasted all revenue sources to be equal to 2011 projections.
Sales taxes in the city are broken up as follows:
|State Sales Tax||6.00%|
|County Sales Tax||1.25%|
|City Sales Tax||2.00%|
The city also collects a 2% Hotel/Motel and Restaurant tax.
Transparency & public records
City records are subject to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. The City provides copies of paper records for free is the total cost is under $2.00. Fee totals over $2.00 are charged by sheet, but the city does not charge over $0.05 per sheet.
- Arkansas on State Budget Solutions
- City Homepage
- Experience Fayetteville
- Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce
- University of Arkansas
- Fayetteville, Arkansas on City-Data