6PM: Phoenix budget meetings in the Valley

Posted at 5:17 AM, Apr 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-05 19:19:05-04

Phoenix residents will have a chance to sound off Tuesday night at a meeting at Cesar Chavez High School. 

There's a push to raise taxes for next year's budget, but that's not all that's on the table. The city is also considering property tax increases and buying body cameras for Phoenix police.

Mayor Greg Stanton is a big supporter of the plan. 

If approved, the department would but 2,000 body cams, which would also require hiring additional staff to manage and process the video.

If property tax increases are approved, it would cost the average Phoenix homeowner about $4.25 more per month, or $51 per year, according to the city. 

There are three budget hearings happening Tuesday, all happening at 6 p.m.:

  • Helen Drake Senior Center: 7600 N 27th Ave.
  • Paradise Valley Community Center: 17402 N 40th St.
  • Cesar Chavez High School: 3921 W Baseline Rd.