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File #: 19-5692   
Type: Staff Briefing - With Ordinance
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 8/8/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance setting the date, time, and place for two Budget Public Hearings and two Ad Valorem Tax Rate Public Hearings.
Attachments: 1. Draft Ordinance - Setting Budget & Tax Rate Public Hearings, 2. Draft Ordinance - Setting Tax Year 2019 Proposed Tax Rate, 3. Attachment I, 4. Ordinance 2019-08-08-0586
Related files: 19-5691, 19-5666
DEPARTMENT: Office of Management & Budget




Presentation of City's FY 2020 Proposed Annual Budget


On August 8, 2019, the City Manager will present the Proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Operating and Capital Budget to the Mayor and City Council as required by the City Charter. The City's fiscal year begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. Following this presentation, the City Council will consider two ordinances related to the FY 2020 Proposed Budget:
A) An ordinance setting the City's proposed maintenance and operations tax rate at 34.677 cents per $100 of taxable valuation and the City's proposed debt service tax rate at 21.150 cents per $100 of taxable valuation as recommended in the FY 2020 Proposed Budget. There is no increase in the city's property tax rate, and;

B) An ordinance setting the date, time, and place for two Budget Public Hearings and two Ad Valorem Tax Rate Public Hearings.

The FY 2020 Operating and Capital Budget, the Tax Year 2019 Ad Valorem City Property Tax Rate, and revenue adjustments are scheduled to be adopted by City Council on Thursday, September 12, 2019. By City Charter the City's budget must be adopted not later than September 27th.


The City of San Antonio's fiscal year begins on October 1, and ends September 30. Each year the City Manager transmits a budget development calendar to the City Council in February/March with key dates for each phase of the budget process. The phases include (1) Five-Year Financial Forecast and public input before the budget is prepared, (2) City Council Budget Goal Setting Session, (3) Proposed Budget for the upcoming fiscal year, (4) City Council budget worksessions, and public input meetings/public hearings on the proposed budget, and (5) adoption of the Budget for the next fiscal year. The Annual Operating and Capital Budget must be approved by the City Council not la...

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