City of Kingman Adopts Fiscal Year 2020-21 Budget -City Cuts About 11% amid Reduced Revenue Projections-

Published by The Bee News

July 3, 2020

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The Kingman City Council voted June 16, 2020, to adopt the 2020-2021, Fiscal Year Budget, which began its implementation July 1, 2020. This lengthy process began last year, with City Council identifying their priorities, and reviewing feedback from a citizen survey that was mailed out to residents late last year. A copy of the budget can be found here:

“We had to reduce budgets because of the forecasted reduction in revenues due to the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, but I am pleased that we will be able to maintain the services our citizens and businesses depend on. We were forced to cut some capital project for now, but we will look to add them back to a future budget when the economy returns,” Kingman City Manager Ron Foggin said. “I do need to thank the Mayor and Councilors for their support as well as my city team for all the time they put into developing the 2021 budget,” he added.

Some examples of projects and other purchases being cut are:

  1. Fire truck
  2. Permitting and licensing software replacement
  3. Dispatch and fire station alerting systems
  4.  Internal building remodels – fire administration, city complex conference room, Powerhouse Visitor Center conference room, and community development

No department received a base-line percentage cut, however, department budgets were heavily reviewed numerous times regarding the recently projected downturn in revenues the city faces.

The budget process begins each department creating their operating budget and submitting them to the city Finance Department for their review. Finance then makes necessary revisions and submits to the City Manager Ron Foggin. After the initial submission of the budget, the city manager meets with department heads individually, and then submits a recommended budget to the City Council. The City Council then reviews the submitted budget, and is able to offer revisions, then adopts the final budget.

The City Council laid out its priorities for the 2020-2021 fiscal year budgets as:

  • Improved city services and livability
  • Modernization
  • Economic Prosperity
  • Communication and teamwork
  • Partnerships
  • Culture

Some highlighted capital projects:

  • Rancho Santa Fe Parkway Traffic Interchange
  • Downtown Streetscape Design
  • Completion of Fire Station 22 Remodel
  • Installation of Monument Signs at City Entrance and Exit Points
  • Pickleball Courts and Upgraded Playground Equipment
  • Airport Taxiway and Runway Improvements
  • Relocation of the Downtown Sewer Outfall Line
  • Sacramento Valley Well Siting Study
  • Dry Well Installation
  • Completion of Reclaimed Water Injection Well


General Fund breakdown:

  • 61% – Police and Fire Departments
  • 14% – Parks and Recreation
  • 25% – All other departments

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