Published on Thursday, September 13, 2018

Mayor Nirenberg lauds back-to-basics budget

CONTACT: Bruce Davidson, 210-207-8998  
Alex Sarabia, 210-207-8979


SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 13, 2018) — Mayor Ron Nirenberg today issued the following statement regarding the fiscal year 2019 budget approved by City Council.


“When the people of San Antonio put me in a position of public trust as mayor, I promised we would get back to the basics.”


“The fiscal 2019 budget is balanced and does not increase the tax rate.”


“This budget allocates $110 million for street maintenance that will maintain approximately 350 miles of road. That’s the equivalent of driving from here to Oklahoma.”


“This budget also used an equity framework to ensure that areas of greatest need receive the greatest investment. Our city has historical patterns of inequity and I’m proud that we have started to address this issue with candid conversations and real resources.”


“After a yearlong effort of community input and a data informed analysis, the Mayor’s Housing Policy Task Force recommendations were adopted last week. This city budget furthers our commitment to expanding affordable housing by approving $25 million towards developing a coordinated housing system and providing new resources for rehabilitation to preserve affordable housing.”

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