Chandler City Council approved the city's $1.06 billion budget June 10 and approved the city's 10-year capital improvement plan for $1.27 billion.

"The new budget will be focused on rebuilding, returning to normalcy, and providing residents and businesses with the resources they need to thrive," Mayor Kevin Hartke said in his weekly video address on social media June 14.

The budget adds positions to the city's police department and sets aside funding for major projects including a planned regional park in southeast Chandler and work on some of the city's main arterial streets.

The budget slightly reduces the city's property tax rate, making it $1.1126 per $100 of assessed value, down from from $1.1201, according to the budget.

This year's budget represents a 13.6% increase from the previous year's budget—a budget that included reductions to minimize any potential financial impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic.