- City of Goodyear’s Covid-19 assistance to the community
The City for Goodyear continues working to meet our community’s needs during one of the most trying challenges of the pandemic. Goodyear stands ready and eager to help residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and has implemented the following:
- Created “GoodyearCares”, a centralized resident resource that has information about available programs and provides a direct link with staff to either assist them within existing programs and resources or gather information on what new programs should be considered.
- Quickly suspended utility shut-offs, penalties and fees for residents impacted by COVID-19. While utility activities have resumed, at the direction of the City Council, city staff continues to offer flexible payment plans for residents who may be facing hardship because of the pandemic.
The City’s Economic Department has been supporting small business by providing advocacy and support through the following:
- Created a comprehensive COVID-19 Goodyear businesses resource website that includes face covering guidance; business planning and reopening guidance; links to available resources; and free webinars and trainings.
- Created a Where to Eat in Goodyear website to help connect residents with local restaurants.
- Created a CARES Act website to help businesses navigate pandemic relief programs at the federal, state, local level to assist with rent, payroll and other financial needs.
- Provides one-on-one mentoring through the Goodyear Innovation Hub.
In addition, Development Services relaxed the city’s sign ordinance and instituted a free, two-day permitting process for outdoor dining expansions and/or tent (covered dining) installations for local food establishments.
Goodyear’s Recreation Campus opens to rave reviews
In July of 2021, the long-awaited Recreation Campus opened. The City Council waited until a time that we could build it right and finance it without any increase in taxes. The $52M facility is breathtaking in its design and function. Thanks to our great Parks and Recreation staff who took the time to seek the public’s input on desired amenities and potential uses of the campus, it will be a community asset that we will enjoy for decades. (160 million dollar project)
Critical city facilities underway without tax increases
In the past two years and continuing for the next two years, the city will have built three fire stations, the recreation campus, a new surface water treatment plant and a city hall. These public infrastructure investments total more than $250M in capital costs and were accomplished through the City Council’s conservative fiscal financial policies that resulted in NO CHANGE to the property tax rate.
Citizen Satisfaction Survey Results are in!
The City of Goodyear conducts a bi-annual customer service survey and the results of the 2020 survey were released in June 2021. The survey revealed that overall, residents were satisfied or very satisfied with the city’s services by over 90%. The City Council, through policy direction to the City Manager, and the efforts of our outstanding city employees continue to exceed all our expectations.
Goodyear's efforts to grow business opportunities and create several thousand jobs within the City:
- Amazon Robotic Facility - Amazon is Goodyear’s largest employer with over 3,000 jobs.
- Andersen Window Manufacturer
- UPS Logistics
- Blue Buffalo
- MLily - Mattress Manufacturer
- Fairlife – Milk Manufacturer
- Babbo Italian Eatery
- Five Below
- Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen
- Sonic Drive-In
- Salad N’Go
- SpringHill Suites
- Tru by Hilton
- Hubbard Family Swim School
- Crazy Mikes Wings
My goal is to make Goodyear the jewel of the Southwest Valley as a great place to live, play and work.
The state-of-the-art Anderson Window Manufacturing Facility describes why they choose Goodyear:
- Business Friendly
- Strong Labor Market
- Target Market Proximity
- Supplier Proximity
- Logistics Optimization
City of Goodyear FY21/22 Annual Budget in Brief:
- $162.1 million operating budget
- $52.3 million public safety (19.25 police & 17 fire positions)
- $35 million public works
- $33.9 million general government
- $19.7 Parks. recreation and ballpark
- Other areas 21.3 million
$270.5 million capital improvement program
- Civic Square
- Police Building Phase II
- Surface Water Treatment Facility Streets
- Fire Station No 188
- Recreation Campus
- City continues to work hard to bring quality amenities to the community.