Arizona law requires that government entities have standing links on their website homepages to provide information about proposed changes to taxes and fees. When Tempe has such a change to report, it will be posted to this page.
On or after November 1, 2014, the City of Tempe will bring forward a proposed ordinance for consideration by the City Council making certain changes to Chapter 16 of the Tempe City Code dealing with Transaction Privilege Tax licenses. These anticipated changes are being made primarily to facilitate the implementation of sales tax simplification enacted in 2013 via HB 2111 effective January 1, 2015 but may result in an increase in licensing fees for certain taxpayers.
On or after December 4, 2014, the City of Tempe will bring forward a proposed resolution for consideration by the City Council making certain additions to Chapter 29 of the Tempe City Code dealing with annual fees for wireless services facilities in the right-of-way (ROW). These anticipated additions are being made primarily to capture the different types of wireless services facilities that could be installed public rights-of-way and the associated annual fees attached to the different types.
A public hearing will be held on May 7, 2015 in the City Council Chambers, 31 East Fifth Street, Tempe, Arizona at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of receiving public comment on proposed Land Use Assumptions (LUA) and the Infrastructure Improvement Plan (IIP) relating to Police Facilities, Fire Facilities, Street Facilities and Parks & Recreation Facilities Development Impact Fees. Information relating to these plans can be found at the link above.
NOTICE OF POSSIBLE INCREASE
In accordance with A.R.S. § 9-499.15, public notice is hereby given that the Tempe City Council may consider approving the following fees and fee increases on or after May 7, 2015, but no sooner than 60 days after the posting date of this notice:
The City Council will consider increasing the application fee for the administrative costs of processing telecom licenses from $ 2,000.00 to $ 4,000.00 and imposing the same $ 4,000.00 fee on other right-of-way use applications. This anticipated change is to account for the costs incurred by the City relating to the granting or administration of the applications and the relevant agreements. In addition, the City Council will consider adopting the same linear foot fee for occupation of the right-of-way utilized by Chapter 31-A ($ 2.08/linear foot annually) as being appropriate for below grade conduit encroachments as outlined in Chapter 29, unless a different amount of fair and reasonable compensation for use of the right-of-way is agreed to by the City Manager.
Posted March 2, 2015
NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE
In accordance with A.R.S. § 9-499.15, public notice is hereby given that the Tempe City Council will adopt its property tax levy for Fiscal Year 2015-16 at a public hearing and that the primary and secondary property tax rates may be increased over the approved FY 2014-15 primary and secondary tax rates.
Annually, the property tax levy and resulting primary and secondary tax rates must be approved by ordinance. The introduction and first public hearing of the FY 2015-16 property tax levy and resulting property tax rates will be held on Thursday, June 11th at 6:00 pm in the City Council Chambers. The City Council will further meet for the purpose of the second and final hearing of the property tax levy and resulting property tax rates on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.
In 2011 the City of Tempe adopted a Property Tax Stabilization Policy that limits the annual increase of the total property tax levy on existing property to that of inflation, as quantified by the Western States Consumer Price Index. Newly taxable property is added to the property tax levy utilizing the same property tax rates established for existing taxable property. Posted March 19, 2015