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Budget Highlights
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Budget Development

Components of Budget Development

The City of San Antonio Fiscal Year began on October 1. The FY 2019 Budget is currently underway. The calendar below provided the key dates for the preparation and delivery of the City’s Proposed Operating and Capital Budget.

Budget Process

Budget Calendar

Download the FY 2019 Budget Calendar (PDF)

Thursday, March 1 City Council “A” Session: A) FY 2018 Three Plus Nine Financial Report and 1st Quarter Budget Initiatives and Performance Report B) Briefing on Recommended FY 2019 Budget Calendar
March - September
Community and Employee Budget Input (March-September)
Wednesday, April 18 City Council “B” Session: A) FY 2018 Six Plus Six Financial Report B) FY 2018 Mid-Year Budget Adjustment, C) Five Year Financial Forecast and D) 2nd Quarter Budget Initiatives and Performance Report
Thursday, April 19 City Council “A” Session: Mid-Year FY 2018 Budget Adjustment Ordinance
Wednesday, May 30
“Special” Session: City Council Budget Goal Setting Session for the FY 2019 Budget and FY 2020 Budget Plan (potentially covering the hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM). Summary report of community input will be presented to City Council.
Month of July Meetings with City Manager and necessary staff to review budget recommendations and service delivery plans utilizing identified City Council Goals and Service Delivery priorities (meeting dates and times to be scheduled).
Thursday, August 9 City Council “A” Session: City Manager presents FY 2019 Proposed Operating and Capital Budget to City Council and City Council considers the FY 2019 Proposed Ad Valorem Tax Rate and sets date, time and place for two (2) tax rate public hearings (if necessary) and two (2) budget public hearings.
Week of August 16 - Week of September 1 Post-Proposed Budget Open Houses

Tuesday, August 14

“Special” Session: Budget Work Session (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Wednesday, August 15 “B” Session: Budget Work Session (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Tuesday, August 21 “Special” Session: Budget Work Session (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Wednesday, August 22 “Special” Session: Budget Work Session (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Tuesday, August 28 “Special” Session: Budget Work Session (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Wednesday, August 29 City Council “B” Session: Budget Work Session (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM) First FY 2019 Ad Valorem Tax Rate Public Hearing (6:00 PM) First Public Hearing on the FY 2019 Proposed Budget—Immediately after
Tuesday, September 4 “Special” Session: Budget Work Session (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Wednesday, September 5 City Council “B” Session: Budget Work Session (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM) Second FY 2019 Ad Valorem Tax Rate Public Hearing (6:00 PM) Second Public Hearing on the FY 2019 Proposed Budget—Immediately after
Wednesday, September 12 City Council “B” Session: Budget Work Session (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Thursday, September 13 City Council “A” Session: 1) City Council considers FY 2019 Annual Operating and Capital Budget and Ad Valorem Tax Rate Ordinances, 2) Revenue Adjustments Ordinance, and 3) FY 2018 Closing Ordinance
“Special” Session: Budget Work session (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
“Special” Session: Budget Work session (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
“Special” Session: Budget Work session (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)

City Council Budget Work Sessions

City Council Budget Worksessions will take place after the budget is proposed. At these sessions, City Staff will review the budget proposals with the Mayor and City Council in detail. All worksessions are held at 114 W. Commerce Street in the Municipal Plaza “B” Room.

Presentations

WEEK OF AUGUST 13TH

Wednesday, August 15

WEEK OF AUGUST 20TH

WEEK OF AUGUST 27TH

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3RD

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 10Th

Thursday, September 13th

City Council Goal-Setting Session

Once the Five Year Financial Forecast is presented to the City Council, they are asked to identify goals and priorities 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.

CITY COUNCIL BUDGET GOAL SETTING PRESENTATIONS

FY 2019 Budget Development Process
  1. Introduction of Policy Issues (pdf)
  2. Results of SASpeakUp Budget Input Campaign (pdf)
  3. Budget Update (pdf)
  4. Streets, Sidewalks, and Transportation (pdf)
  5. Affordable Housing (pdf)
  6. Property Tax Analysis (pdf)
  7. Public Safety (pdf)
  8. Applying Equity to the FY 2019 Budget Process (pdf)

Budget Goal Setting Session

Community Input

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.


How can you Participate?

The City invites you to participate through the SASpeakUp community outreach campaign and the Budget Input Box

FY 2019 POST PROPOSED COMMUNITY INPUT

Download the Community Input on the FY 2019 Proposed Budget

Post Proposed Budget MeetingS

Download the Post Proposed Budget Meetings Schedule

New Budget on your Block 2018 Community Days - Official Tricentennial Event

 

It's your city, make your voice heard! Learn about the proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget with your friends and family. It's your chance to meet your neighbors, city leaders, and learn more about city services while enjoying free entertainment, free health screenings, and fun giveaways!

 

Thursday
Aug 16
Morgan's Wonderland | 5:30pm - 8:00pm
5223 David Edwards Dr.
Monday
Aug 20
Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center
5:30pm - 8:00pm | 8400 NW Military Hwy
Tuesday
Aug 21
Palo Alto College Student Center | 5:30pm - 8:00pm
1400 W. Villaret Blvd (Evento en Español)
Saturday
Aug 25
Woodlawn Lake Park | 9:00am - 11:00am
1103 Cincinnati Ave.
Tuesday
Aug 28
Cherrity Bar | 5:30pm - 8:00pm
302 Montana Street (Young Professionals Night)
Thursday
Aug 30
Texas A&M University SA - Central Academic Building
Vista Room | 5:30pm - 8:00pm | One University Way
Saturday
Sept 1
Pearsall Park | 9:00am - 11:00am
4838 Old Pearsall Rd. (Evento en Español)

 

Speak Up San Antonio - Learn more and make your voice heard at SASpeakUp.com

 


Download the Post Proposed Budget Meetings Schedule (Español)

Ferias de la Ciudad 2018 - Official Tricentennial Event

 

¡Es tu ciudad, alza tu voz! Aprende más acerca del presupuesto propuesto para el Año Fiscal 2019 en compañía de tus familiares y amigos. Es tu oportunidad para conocer a tus servidores públicos y aprender sobre los servicios que ofrece tu gobierno de la Ciudad mientras tú y tu familia disfrutan de entretenimiento, rifas y ¡exámenes de la salud totalmente gratis!

 

Jueves
16 DE AGTO.
Morgan's Wonderland | 5:30pm - 8:00pm
5223 David Edwards Dr.
Lunes
20 DE AGTO.
Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center
5:30pm - 8:00pm | 8400 NW Military Hwy
Martes
21 DE AGTO.
Palo Alto College Student Center | 5:30pm - 8:00pm
1400 W. Villaret Blvd (Evento en Español)
Sábado
25 DE AGTO.
Woodlawn Lake Park | 9:00am - 11:00am
1103 Cincinnati Ave.
Martes
28 DE AGTO.
Cherrity Bar | 5:30pm - 8:00pm
302 Montana Street (Evento para Jovenes Profesionales)
Jueves
30 DE AGTO.
Texas A&M University SA - Central Academic Building
Vista Room | 5:30pm - 8:00pm | One University Way
Sábado
1 DE SEP.
Pearsall Park | 9:00am - 11:00am
4838 Old Pearsall Rd. (Evento en Español)

 

Alza Tu Voz SA - Aprende más y alza tu voz en SASpeakUp.com
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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.

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE...ONE SUGGESTION AT A TIME!

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:

Required Information:
  • I would like to suggest a way to: This indicates whether your suggestion is meant to Save the City Money or Improve City Services
  • Suggestion Title: This is the essence of your suggestion in a as few words as possible
  • This suggestion is for: This will allow you to select a department within the City where your suggestion would make a difference.
  • Suggestion: This is the "what and why" of your suggestion. It should reflect with as much detail as possible what you are suggesting to be done. It should also explain with as much detail as possible the reason for implementing the suggested idea.
Optional Information:
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Phone Number
  • E-mail Address

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.

Two Ways to Submit Your Budget Suggestion

Thank you for providing us with your input for the Budget Development Process.


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Haciendo la Diferencia…Una Sugerencia a la Vez...

El Municipio de San Antonio le ofrece la oportunidad de proveer sus ideas o sugerencias acerca de como el Municipio puede ahorrar dinero ó mejorar los servicios publicos por medio de la iniciativa “Budget Input Box." Sugerencias ó ideas que se encuentren dentro de el alcance de los actuales servicios municipales seran analizadas y consideradas para el desarrollo del presupuseto. Cuando complete la forma de sugerencia, se le pedirá que incluye la siguiente información:
Información Requerida:
  • Me gustaría sugerir: esto indica lo que su sugerencia significa: Ahorrarle dinero a la Ciudad o Mejorar los Servicios de la Ciudad.
  • Titulo de la Sugerencia: Este describe, en pocas palabras, el punto principal de su sugerencia. Sea lo mas breve posible.
  • Nombre del Departamento: Esto ayudara a identificar el departamento en el cual su sugerencia hara la diferencia.
  • Descripción de la Sugerencia: Este describe por detalle su sugerencia. Por favor sea lo mas detallado y claro posible.
Información Opcional:
  • Primer nombre
  • Apellido
  • Número Telefónico
  • Correo electrónico

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.


Proposed Budget Development

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.

Proposed Budget

In August, the City Manager will present the City’s proposed Operating and Capital Budget reflecting the Community and City Council priorities.

FY 2019 Proposed Budget Highlights
FY 2019 Proposed Budget

Budget Adoption

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.

Current Budget

Budget Cover
FY 2019 Adopted Budget (PDF)

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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