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Annual Expenditure Limitation Report (AELR)
Annual Expenditure Limitation Reports

On June 3, 1980, Arizona voters approved a constitutional amendment prescribing an expenditure limitation for all local governments. This constitutional amendment was enacted to control expenditures and limit future increases in spending adjustments for inflation and population growth. This limitation restricts the growth of expenditures to a percentage determined by population and inflation, with certain expenditures excluded from the limitation. Prior to April 1st of each year, the State Economic Estimates Commission determines and publishes the expenditure limitation for the following fiscal year for each governmental unit. Fiscal year 1979-80 is the base year for calculations.

The constitutional amendment includes provisions that require voter approval to establish an alternative expenditure limitation for cities and towns. Approval of an alternative expenditure limitation must occur prior to the first fiscal year in which it applies. Alternative expenditure limitations apply for 4 succeeding fiscal years, after which the state-imposed expenditure limitation becomes effective unless a new alternative expenditure limitation is adopted. If an alternative expenditure limitation is not adopted by a majority of the qualified voters, the state-imposed expenditure limitation applies, and no new alternative expenditure limitations may be submitted to the voters for at least 2 years. On August 28, 2012, city voters approved an alternative expenditure limitation, the effect of which allowed the City’s total budgeted expenditures of the adopted budget to become the expenditure limitation for that year on a total budget basis. This alternative expenditure limitation is effective until June 30, 2017.


Annual Reports Document Center - http://www.avondale.org/DocumentCenter/Index/927 

ALL REPORTS ARE IN PDF (upload times may vary depending on internet connections)

AELR FY03
AELR FY04
AELR FY05
AELR FY06
AELR FY07
AELR FY08
AELR FY09
AELR FY10
AELR FY11
2012 AELR
2013 AELR
2014 AELR
2015 AELR