|Last mayoral election:||2011|
|Next mayoral election:||2015|
|Last city council election:||2013|
|Next city council election:||2015|
|City council seats:||8|
|2013-2014 FY Budget:||$3,503,000,000|
White Not-Hispanic 46.5%
African American 6.5%
Native American 2.2%
Pacific Islander 0.2%
Two or More 3.6%
|Median household income:||$47,866|
|High school graduation rate:||80.1%|
|College graduation rate:||25.9%|
|Related Phoenix offices|
|Arizona Congressional Delegation • Arizona State Legislature • Arizona state executive offices|
Office of the Mayor
Greg Stanton is the current Mayor of Phoenix. Stanton served on the Phoenix City Council for nine years and as Arizona Deputy Attorney General.
Phoenix's legislative body is the City Council, made up of 8 members from 8 council districts and the Mayor. The mayor and council members have equal voting power to make laws and set the policies that govern the city. The City Council meets every Wednesday at 3:00 PM.
A full list of City Council members can be found here.
There are six council committees: Downtown, Aviation & Redevelopment, Finance, Efficiency, Economy, & Sustainability, Neighborhoods, Housing & Development, Parks, Arts, Transparency & Education, Public Safety & Veterans and Transportation & Infrastructure.
The city's 2013-2014 totals $3.503 billion and restoring key services such as police, fire, parks, libraries, street maintenance, bike lanes and after-school programs.
The city's budget process operates by Fiscal Years running from July 1 to June 30 of the next year. The budget process begins with a Trial Budget created by the Mayor and presented to the City Council. The Trial Budget is then presented at public hearings and workshops for feedback. A revised budget is then presented to the City Council for a vote. Phoenix's city budget is required to be balanced.
Office of the City Clerk
200 W. Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Email: Contact Form
Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday
Office of the Mayor
200 W. Washington St., 11th floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Email: Contact Form
The City of Phoenix paid for $302,000 in federal lobbying in 2013. The city filed for four issues relating to Federal Budget & Appropriations, three relating to Homeland Security, two relating to Housing and one each relating to Law Enforcement & Crime, Natural Resources, Transportation, Aviation, Airlines & Airports, Veteran's Affairs and Medicare & Medicaid.
The City of Phoenix's Clerk's Office maintains a website on lobbying information here.
- See also: Maricopa County, Arizona ballot measures
The signature requirement percentages for valid petitions, as established by state law, are based on the number of voters in the last mayoral election. For petitions to be valid, they must contain valid signatures equal to 15 percent of the votes cast in the last city mayoral election. Petitions must be filed within two years from the date on which the official number is assigned and signatures obtained more than 6 months prior to the date of filing shall be invalid and certified so by the clerk (Phoenix Charter, Chap. XV). After the City Clerk has certified that the petition for ordinance initiative is valid and sufficient, the Council must either:
- Pass the initiative unaltered within 20 days of petition certification. For initiatives seeking to amend the city charter, the council cannot pass the initiative themselves but must submit it to the city voters.
- Within 25 days, either call a special election less than 120 days after the Council's decision on the initiative or resolve to place the ordinance on the next regular City election if that election is less than 6 months after the Council's decision on the petition. Petitions to amend the Charter cannot simply be adopted by the Council, but must be submitted to a decision of the electors. (See above for state prescribed initiative process)
- See also: Arizona public pensions
With approximately 80 percent support, Phoenix voters overwhelmingly supported two pension reform measures expected to save the city nearly $600 million over the next 25 years. The savings come from increasing both the age of retirement for new city employees and the amount new employees contribute into the pension system.
- See also: Evaluation of Arizona city websites
|Transparency grading process|
- Agendas and minutes are available.
- Elected officials
- The Mayor and city council members contact information are posted online.
- Zoning and building
- Audit reports are available.
- Audits are archived to 2007.
- Information on bids and proposals are available
- Public records
- There is information on how citizens can request public records.
- * Lobbying information for individuals and organizations is available
- Information on taxpayer funded lobbying is not posted.
- Checkbook register
- There is no checkbook register available
- Official city website
- Office of the Mayor
- Phoenix City Council
- City of Phoenix Budget & Research Department
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- City of Phoenix, "Mayor Profile," accessed April 30, 2014
- City of Phoenix, "About the City Council," accessed April 25, 2014
- City of Phoenix, "Council Subcommittees," accessed April 30, 2014
- City of Phoenix, "Budget & Research Department]
- Open Secrets, "City of Phoenix, AZ," accessed April 30, 2014
- US Census, Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places in Arizona: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011
- KJZZ, "Phoenix pension reform sails through," March 12, 2013
- City of Phoenix, "Budget Reports," accessed August 6, 2014
- City of Phoenix, "Budget archives," accessed August 6, 2014
- City of Phoenix, "Agenda and minutes," accessed August 6, 2014
- City of Phoenix, "Mayor and city council information," accessed August 6, 2014
- City of Phoenix, "Building Permit information," accessed August 6, 2014
- City of Phoenix, "Zoning Information," accessed August 6, 2014
- City of Phoenix, "Audits," accessed August 6, 2014
- City of Phoenix, "Bids and Reports," accessed August 6, 2014
- City of Phoenix, "Request for Public Records," accessed August 6, 2014
- City of Phoenix, "Taxes," accessed August 6, 2014
- City of Phoenix, "Food Tax," accessed August 6, 2014
- City of Phoenix, "Lobbyist forms/reports," accessed August 6, 2014
State of Arizona
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