FY 2017 Adopted Budget (PDF)
FY 2017 Adopted Budget Highlights
English (PDF) / Spanish (PDF)
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The City of San Antonio Fiscal Year begins on October 1. The FY 2017 Budget is currently being developed. The calendar below provides key dates for the preparation and delivery of the
City’s Proposed Operating and Capital Budget.
Download the FY 2018 Budget Calendar (PDF)
Wednesday, August 16
Community input is an important part of the budget process. Feedback from community input provides valuable direction to City Council and City Officials prior to the preparation of the City’s Proposed
Operating and Capital Budget.
The City invites you to participate through the SASpeakUp community outreach campaign and the Budget Input Box
In August the City Manager will present the FY 2017 Proposed Budget to City Council. The City will host several Post Proposed Budget Events held in mid August to early September.
Post Proposed Budget Open House Events
Your feedback is crucial! Last year residents overwhelmingly told us they wanted more money for infrastructure, streets and sidewalks and the City delivered!
The City of San Antonio’s budget is a reflection of the community’s priorities. Each year the City is required by law to pass a balanced budget. Your feedback is critical to balancing the budget
and determining where funds should be allocated.
Tell us what you want in your budget by visiting www.saspeakup.com.
The City of San Antonio’s Budget Input Box initiative provides a forum for residents to offer their suggestions on how the City of San Antonio can save money or improve City services. Suggestions or ideas that fall within the scope of what the City provides will be reviewed and considered by City staff for the Budget Development Process.
When submitting a suggestion, you will be asked to include the following information:
Although this information is not required, we encourage you to provide us with your email address so we may be able to contact you if additional information or clarification is needed.
Thank you for providing us with your input for the Budget Development Process.
Aunque esta información no es requerida, se le sugiere incluir su dirección de correo electrónico por si se necesita clarificar información acerca de su sugerencia.
Gracias por su participación en el desarrollo del Presupuesto.
Somete una Sugerencia
Ver ubicaciones de cajas de entrada de presupuesto a través de la ciudad.
Approximately four months before budget adoption, the Five-Year Financial Forecast is presented to the City Council. The forecast is intended to provide the City Council and the Community with an early financial outlook for the City of San Antonio and to identify significant issues that need to be addressed in the budget development process.
Future revenues and expenditures are taken into account in an effort to determine what type of surplus or deficit the City will face during the next five years. This forecast is crucial for Government leaders when faced with making financial decisions.
The Five-Year Forecast was presented to the Mayor and City Council on May 11, 2016.
Once the Five Year Financial Forecast is presented to the City Council, they are asked to identify goals and priorities that the upcoming budget should address. A goal setting session workshop takes place to provide City Council a format to provide City Staff with their service priorities for the upcoming budget year.
June 8, 2016 - City Council Budget Goal Setting Session(PDF)
City Council Budget Goal Setting Presentations
FY 2017 Budget Development Process
Budget & Financial Policy Issues(PDF)
City Infrastructure & Transportation
2017 Bond Program(PDF) & Debt Management(PDF)
Street, Sidewalks, & Transportation(PDF)
Advanced Transportation District(PDF) & Lone Star Rail(PDF)
Public Safety Needs
Neighborhood & Social Services
Animal Care Services(PDF)
Other Policy Issues
Economic Development Incentives(PDF)
After receiving input from San Antonio residents and obtaining City Council service priorities, the City Manager and the City Staff develop a Proposed Balanced Budget. The City Manager meets with all City Departments to review Budget proposals during the month of July.
In August, the City Manager will present the City’s proposed Operating and Capital Budget reflecting the Community and City Council priorities.
FY 2017 Proposed Budget Presentation(PDF)
FY 2017 Proposed Budget Presentation(PREZI)
FY 2017 Proposed Budget(PDF)
Budget Highlights English (PDF) / Español (PDF)
September 15 Final Memo (PDF)
Following the completion of the Community Budget Hearings, residents will have two additional opportunities to provide their feedback on the Proposed Budget to the City Council. Additionally, if necessary, there will be two opportunities for residents to provide feedback on the Proposed Ad Valorem Tax Rate.
City Council Budget Worksessions will take place after budget is proposed. At these sessions, City Staff will review the budget proposals with the Mayor and City Council in detail.
City Council Budget Work Sessions Schedule - All work sessions are held at 114 W. Commerce Street in the Municipal Plaza "B" Room.
Before adopting a final Budget, City Council may choose to change any aspect of the proposed budget, as long as the changes result in a balanced budget.
The budget adoption must take place before September 27 of each fiscal year. The Adopted Budget is then presented and filed with the City Clerk, and copies are provided to City Departments, agencies and civic organizations. Additionally, copies of the Adopted Budget are available for residents to view at all San Antonio Public Libraries.
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San Antonio, TX 78283
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