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Published on Tuesday, July 28, 2020
CONTACT: Tracy Talavera, 207-4457
Ashley Alvarez, 207-2098
Carlos Valenzuela, 207-3919
SAN ANTONIO (July 28, 2020) – The City of San Antonio’s sixth-annual SASpeakUp on the Budget survey is open through July 31 for residents to share their budget priorities with City officials. This year’s budget process is unlike any year before due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has left the City with financial constraints.
Budget constraints and the COVID-19 pandemic have not stopped the public from sharing their priorities as more than 21,000 residents have already participated.
“Although, this is a record participation in the budget process, we want to hear from everyone,” said City Manager Erik Walsh. “Please speak up and share your ideas for how the City can balance the budget and provide the services that are most important to you as we navigate through the impact of COVID-19.”
The survey, which opened in June, will close on July 31st. City residents can take the survey on www.saspeakup.com or by texting SASpeakUp to 55000 to take the survey on their mobile devices. It is available in English and Spanish.
The City Manager will propose a budget on August 6. Following the presentation, the City will host a series of virtual events and a survey through August and September. The schedule is as follows:
Aug. 6 - City Council “A” Session: FY 2021 Proposed Operating & Capital Budget Presentation
Aug. 11 - Sept. 16 - City Council Budget Work Sessions
Aug. 17 - Aug. 31 - Community Input
Sep. 2 - Sep. 10 - Public Hearings on the Proposed Budget (Two Hearings)
Sep. 17 - City Council “A” Session: FY 2021 Budget, Property Tax Rate, & Revenue Adjustment Adoption, and FY 2020 Closing Ordinance
All budget sessions will be livestreamed at www.sanantonio.gov/TVSA, the City’s Facebook page and can be watched on AT&T channel 99, Spectrum 21, Grande 20 or digital antenna 16.1. Residents can also call 210-207-5555 to listen live. More information about the budget is available here.
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