Office of Management and Budget
Budget Development

Components of Budget Development

The City of San Antonio Fiscal Year began on October 1. The FY 2022 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.

City of San Antonio FY 2021 Proposed Budget is balanced in spite of COVID-19 pandemic and lays out course to redefine policing.

Budget Process

Budget Calendar

Download: FY 2022 Budget Calendar (PDF)

Date Event
Wednesday, February 17 City Council “A” Session: A) FY 2021 Three Plus Nine Financial Report and 1st Quarter Budget Initiatives and Performance Report B) Briefing on Recommended FY 2022 Budget Calendar
Wednesday, May 12 City Council “B” Session: A) FY 2021 Six Plus Six Financial Report B) FY 2021 Mid-Year Budget Adjustment, C) Five Year Financial Forecast and D) 2nd Quarter Budget Initiatives and Performance Measure Report
Thursday, May 20 City Council “A” Session: Mid-Year FY 2021 Budget Adjustment Ordinance
Friday, June 25 “Special” Session: City Council Budget Goal Setting Session for the FY 2022 Budget and FY 2023 Trial Budget (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 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 12 City Council “A” Session: City Manager presents FY 2022 Proposed Operating and Capital Budget to City Council and City Council considers the FY 2022 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 to Week of August 30 Community Input for the Adopted Budget
Tuesday, August 17 “Special” Session: Budget Worksession (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Wednesday, August 18 City Council “B” Session: Budget Worksession (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Tuesday, August 24 “Special” Session: Budget Worksession (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Wednesday, August 25 “Special” Session: Budget Worksession (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Tuesday, August 31 “Special” Session: Budget Worksession (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Wednesday, September 1 City Council “B” Session: Budget Worksession (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM) First FY 2022 Ad Valorem Tax Rate Public Hearing (6:00 PM) First Public Hearing on the FY 2022 Proposed Budget—Immediately after
Tuesday, September 7 “Special” Session: Budget Worksession (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Wednesday, September 8 City Council “B” Session: Budget Worksession (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Thursday, September 9 Second FY 2022 Ad Valorem Tax Rate Public Hearing (9:00 AM) Second Public Hearing on the FY 2022 Proposed Budget—Immediately after
Tuesday, September 14 “Special” Session: Budget Worksession (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Wednesday, September 15 City Council “B” Session: Budget Worksession (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Thursday, September 16 City Council “A” Session: 1) City Council considers FY 2022 Annual Operating and Capital Budget and Ad Valorem Tax Rate Ordinances, 2) Revenue Adjustments Adoption, and 3) FY 2021 Closing Ordinance

City Council Budget Work Sessions

City Council Budget Work Sessions 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. To protect the health of the public and limit the potential spread of COVID-19, the City Council will hold these meetings via video conference. To view meeting details and agendas, please visit https://sanantonio.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx. Search for City Council Special Meeting for the meeting and time that you are interested in.

The meeting will be available to the public at AT&T channel 99, Grande channel 20, Spectrum channel 21, digital antenna 16, www.sanantonio.gov/TVSA and www.Facebook.com/COSAGOV. Meetings can also be accessed by calling 210.207.1111 (English and Spanish options available).

Presentations

WEEK OF AUGUST 10TH

Tuesday, August 11
Wednesday, August 12

WEEK OF AUGUST 17TH

Tuesday, August 18
Wednesday, August 19

WEEK OF AUGUST 24TH

Tuesday, August 25
Wednesday, August 26

WEEK OF August 31st

Tuesday, September 1
Wednesday, September 2

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 7TH

Tuesday, September 8

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 14TH

Wednesday, September 16
Thursday, September 17

sasPEAKuP Community Input

Date Event Time
Monday, August 17, 2020 District 8: SASpeakUp - Presentation (PDF, 6MB) 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
District 2: SASpeakUp - Presentation (PDF, 6MB) 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 District 10: SASpeakUp - Presentation (PDF, 6MB) 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 District 3: SASpeakUp - Presentation (PDF, 6MB) 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Thursday, August 20, 2020 District 6: SASpeakUp - Presentation (PDF, 7MB) 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Monday, August 24, 2020 District 7: SASpeakUp - Presentation (PDF, 7MB) 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020  District 4 (En Español): SASpeakUp - Presentation (PDF, 7MB) Presentación (PDF, 5MB) 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 27, 2020  District 1: SASpeakUp  - Presentation (PDF, 7MB) 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Friday, August 28, 2020 District 5: SASpeakUp - Presentation (PDF, 7MB) 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
  District 9: SASpeakUp - Presentation (PDF, 7MB) 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

City Council Goal-Setting Session

When 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 2021

June 26 Presentation

  1. Financial Policies (PDF, 621KB)
  2. SASPeakUp - Resident Comments (PDF, 586KB)
  3. Police Budget (PDF, 1MB)
  4. Public Health (PDF, 2MB)
  5. Resiliency & Recovery Plan (PDF, 1MB)
  6. Public Works (PDF, 2MB)
  7. Hotel Occupancy Tax (PDF, 2MB)

Budget Goal Setting Session

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 presented the City’s proposed Operating & Capital Budget reflecting the Community and City Council priorities.

FY 2021 Adopted Budget Highlights
FY 2021 Adopted Budget

Download icon Download: FY 2021 Adopted Budget (PDF)

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 2021 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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