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City Council Meeting Preview, May 18

Council to consider 2016-2017 Primary Property Tax Levy and Mall Maintenance District Property Tax Levy

Yuma, Ariz. – The Yuma City Council will consider adopting the 2016-2017 Primary Property Tax Levy and Mall Maintenance District Property Tax Levy during the regular City Council meeting to begin at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday inside the Council Chambers of City Hall, One City Plaza. 

    The City of Yuma 2016-2017 final budget, which was approved by a 5-2 vote during the May 4 regular City Council meeting, is based in part upon an estimated primary property tax levy that is anticipated to raise $12,144,078 in tax revenue. The estimate is derived from the assessed valuation as of Feb. 10, 2016, provided by the Yuma County Assessor, and multiplied by a tax rate of $2.3517 on each $100 of assessed valuation. This item is listed on the Adoption of Ordinances Agenda.

    Also on the Adoption of Ordinances Agenda:

  • The establishment of a Worker's Compensation Trust and a Worker's Compensation Board.
  • The rezoning of approximately 0.15 acres of property located on the southwest corner of 5th Avenue and 16th Street.
  • The rezoning of approximately 0.48 acres of property located at the southeast corner of 3rd Avenue and 11th Street.

    At the start of the City Council meeting, there will be two presentations: one for gaming revenue funds from the Cocopah Indian Tribe and another to recognize a donation from the Foundation of Yuma Regional Medical Center.

    Council will consider several items on the Motion Consent Agenda, which will be considered and enacted with one motion. They include:

  • A bid award for plumbing services.
  • A cooperative purchase agreement for the Yuma Civic Center Sunset Terrace improvements.
  • Authorizing the City Administrator to execute a contract for additional services at the Fourth Avenue Gateway, to include a northbound right turn lane on Fourth Avenue.
  • Acceptance of a grant award from the Arizona Game and Fish Department to provide funding necessary to complete enhancements to the lower bench area at the West Wetlands Park.
  • Final plat approval for the Ellington Subdivision, located north of 12th Street between Avenue D and county residences on Yavapai Lane.

There is one item on the Resolution Consent Agenda: an intergovernmental agreement with the Arizona Department of Transportation for the construction of a pedestrian hybrid beacon near the intersection of 8th Street and 21st Avenue.

There are two ordinances scheduled for introduction. If later adopted, they would:

  • Authorize the City Administrator to execute a lease agreement with Yuma Private Industry Council for use of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Neighborhood Center.
  • Rezoning approximately 5.82 acres of property located off of Gila Ridge Road.

Yuma City Council meetings are open to the public, and can be viewed locally on Time Warner Cable (channel 73 for digital subscribers) and online at

Full agendas available online

Complete agendas of Yuma City Council meetings are available to members of the public at any time, online, through our City Council Meetings page. From the homepage of the City’s all-new website at, click on "Minutes, Agendas, Notices" on the left. From that page, click on "City Council" from the choices listed on the top section. From there, you can choose between upcoming Council agendas and previous Council agendas. Meeting agendas and supporting documents are published in PDF format.