CONTACT: Laura Mayes, 210-207-1337
Spanish media: Carlos Valenzuela, 210-207-3919
SAN ANTONIO (May 9, 2019) – The City of San Antonio has extended its fifth annual #SASpeakUp Let’s Talk About the Budget campaign to May 19 to allow more time for residents to participate in the budgeting process. More than 9,000 residents have shared their input for the fiscal year 2020 budget through participation in a telephone town hall meeting, survey, community events and social media.
“I’m glad to see more residents sharing their budget priorities with the City through this year’s SASpeakUp program. The feedback they share with us will help City staff work with the Mayor and Council to develop a budget that addresses their needs,” City Manager Erik Walsh said.
Residents can complete the brief FY 2020 budget survey at this link or submit comments using the hashtag #SASpeakUp on social media. Additionally, the City’s SASpeakUp street teams have solicited input from residents at nearly 30 events across the city.
Last year just over 7,800 residents shared their priorities for the City’s FY 2019 budget, which included increasing funding for streets. To address this priority, the City increased the street maintenance budget to $110 million in the fiscal year 2019 budget.
Residents are invited to take the survey at this link or text SASPEAKUP to 55000. The survey is open through May 19. Residents can also submit their ideas for the FY 2020 Budget on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #SASpeakUp.