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Published on Monday, April 01, 2019

What are your FY2020 Budget Priorities?

City of San Antonio seeks input through #SASpeakUp: Let’s Talk About the Budget Campaign

CONTACT: Laura Mayes, 210-207-1337
laura.mayes@sanantonio.gov
Spanish media: Carlos Valenzuela, 210-207-3919
carlos.valenzuela@sanantonio.gov 

 

SAN ANTONIO (April 1, 2019) – The City of San Antonio kicked off its fifth annual #SASpeakUp Let’s Talk About the Budget campaign on March 19, 2019 with a city-wide telephone town hall meeting. More than 2,000 residents participated in the call with City Manager Erik Walsh and Deputy City Manager Maria Villagomez. Residents who missed the telephone town hall meeting can watch a recording at the City’s Facebook page and take a brief survey to share their budget priorities at SASpeakUp.com.

 

In addition to the telephone town hall meeting, the City of San of San Antonio, in partnership with the University of Texas at San Antonio, will seek residents’ input at more than 25 community-wide events.

 

“During our telephone town hall meeting, I heard the concerns and priorities of many of our residents and I look forward to sharing their input with the Mayor and Council at our June budget work session. Together, we will develop a budget that addresses the community’s priorities, while balancing the demands of our growing city,” City Manager Erik Walsh said.

 

Last year nearly 8,000 residents shared their priorities for the City’s FY 2019 budget, which included increasing funding for streets. To address this priority, the City has more than tripled the street maintenance budget since the 2007.

 

Residents are invited to take the survey at this link or text SASPEAKUP to 55000. The survey is open through May 11. Residents can also submit their ideas for the FY 2020 Budget on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #SASpeakUp.

 

Upcoming SASpeakUp Squad Events:

DATE  TIME EVENT NAME  LOCATION
April 2 5:30 p.m. The DoSeum 2800 Broadway St.
April 5 7:00 p.m. WestFest First Fridays 1310 El Paso St. Guadalupanita Plaza
April 5 6:00 p.m. First Friday at Brick at Blue Star 108 Blue Star
April 6 9:00 a.m. San Antonio Book Festival 600 Soledad
April 11 4:00 p.m Second Thursday McNay Art Museum
April 11 7:00 p.m. SA Missions vs. Memphis Wolff Stadium
5757 W Hwy 90
April 12 6:00 p.m. Art Night Gallery – NEISD Blossom Athletic Center
April 13 12:00 p.m. Taco Fest: Music y Mas La Villita Historic Arts Village
April 13 10:00 a.m. Earth Day at Woodlawn Lake Park Woodlawn Lake Park
April 20 10:00 a.m. Piñatas in the Barrio Plaza Guadalupe
April 20 10:00 a.m. Fiesta de los Niños Port San Antonio
April 20 10:00 a.m. Farmers Market 3100 Roosevelt Ave.
April 25 12:00 p.m. PACFest 1400 W. Villaret Blvd.
May 3 7:00 p.m. First Friday at Brick at Blue Star Brick at Blue Star
May 4 7:30 a.m. 2019 Susan G. Komen San Antonio Race for the Cure The Alamodome
May 5 10:00 a.m. Festival del Mariachi Market Square
May 5 12:00 p.m. The Block 14530 Roadrunner Way
May 11 10:00 a.m. Girls Inc. Science Festival Mission County Park

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Author: Melanie Morales (GPA)

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