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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

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Date Event
Wednesday, February 20 City Council “B” Session: A) FY 2019 Three Plus Nine Financial Report and 1st Quarter Budget Initiatives and Performance Report B) Briefing on Recommended FY 2020 Budget Calendar
March - September Community and Employee Budget Input (March-September)
Wednesday, May 8 City Council “B” Session: A) FY 2019 Six Plus Six Financial Report B) FY 2019 Mid-Year Budget Adjustment, C) Five Year Financial Forecast and D) 2nd Quarter Budget Initiatives and Performance Report
Thursday, May 16 City Council “A” Session: Mid-Year FY 2019 Budget Adjustment Ordinance
Friday, June 21 “Special” Session: City Council Budget Goal Setting Session for the FY 2020 Budget and FY 2021 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 8 City Council “A” Session: City Manager presents FY 2020 Proposed Operating and Capital Budget to City Council and City Council considers the FY 2020 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.
Tuesday, August 13 “Special” Session: Budget Worksession (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Wednesday, August 14 City Council “B” Session: Budget Worksession (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Week of August 19 to Week of September 2 Post-Proposed Budget Open Houses
Tuesday, August 20 “Special” Session: Budget Worksession (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Wednesday, August 21 “Special” Session: Budget Worksession (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Tuesday, August 27 “Special” Session: Budget Worksession (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Wednesday, August 28 City Council “B” Session: Budget Worksession (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
First FY 2020 Ad Valorem Tax Rate Public Hearing (6:00 PM)
First Public Hearing on the FY 2020 Proposed Budget—Immediately after
Tuesday, September 3 “Special” Session: Budget Worksession (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Wednesday, September 4 City Council “B” Session: Budget Worksession (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Second FY 2020 Ad Valorem Tax Rate Public Hearing (6:00 PM)
Second Public Hearing on the FY 2020 Proposed Budget—Immediately after
Thursday, September 12 City Council “A” Session: 1) City Council considers FY 2020 Annual Operating and Capital Budget and Ad Valorem Tax Rate Ordinances, 2) Revenue Adjustments Ordinance, and 3) FY 2019 Closing Ordinance

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

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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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