SAN LUIS, Ariz. — Auditors said San Luis’ finances are improving with
higher rates charged residents of the Yuma County city for trash collection and
water and sewer services.
A certified public accounting firm’s audit said San Luis may have to again dip
into its general fund to cover the costs of municipal services.
But the Sun newspaper of Yuma reported that the audit
indicated the deficit in the city’s enterprise fund in the current fiscal year
is just under $400,000. That’s down from $1.5 million two years ago.
San Luis began increasing water, sewer and trash collection rates in 2010 to
help make those services pay for themselves.
Mayor Gerardo Sanchez said city officials will work to find additional ways to
eliminate the shortfall by fiscal year’s end.