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Budget Development

Components of Budget Development

The City of San Antonio Fiscal Year began on October 1. The FY 2021 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 2021 Budget Calendar (PDF)

Date Event
Thursday, May 28 City Council “A” Session: Mid-Year Budget Review and Adjustment
Thursday, June 4 City Council “A” Session: Mid-Year Budget Adjustment Ordinance
Thursday, June 18 City Council “A” Session: Five Year Financial Forecast and Trial Budget Presentation
Friday, June 26 “Special” Session: City Council Goal Setting Session and Trial Budget Discussion
Thursday, August 6 City Council “A” Session: FY 2021 Proposed Operating & Capital Budget Presentation
Tuesday, August 11 to Wednesday, September 16 City Council Budget Work Sessions
Monday, August 17 to Monday, August 31 SASpeakUp on the FY 2021 Budget
Wednesday, September 2 to Thursday, September 10 Public Hearings on the Proposed Budget (2 Hearings). This meeting will be virtual.
Thursday, September 17 City Council “A” Session: FY 2021 Budget, Property Tax Rate, & Revenue Adjustment Adoption, and FY 2020 Closing Ordinance. This meeting will be virtual.

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 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, and Meetings can also be accessed by calling 210.207.1111 (English and Spanish options available).



Tuesday, August 11
Wednesday, August 12


Tuesday, August 18
Wednesday, August 19


Tuesday, August 25
Wednesday, August 26

WEEK OF August 31st

Tuesday, September 1
Wednesday, September 2


Tuesday, September 8


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.


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

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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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