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File #: 19-6708   
Type: Staff Briefing - With Ordinance
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 9/12/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance adopting the Annual Consolidated Operating and Capital Budgets for the City of San Antonio Fiscal Year 2020 that begins October 1; approving projects included in the FY 2020 to FY 2024 Five-Year Infrastructure Management Plan; approving the FY 2020 to FY 2025 Six-Year Capital Improvements Program for the City of San Antonio; approving certain contracts; providing for a one-time annuity increase for retirees and their beneficiaries and a revision to the City’s contribution rate in connection with the Texas Municipal Retirement System; authorizing personnel complements; appropriating funds; and amending related ordinances.
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 2019-09-12-0691
Related files: 19-6711, 19-6724, 19-6709, 19-6716, 19-6721, 19-6722

DEPARTMENT: Office of Management and Budget                    

 

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Justina Tate

                                     

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City Wide

 

SUBJECT: Adopting the Annual Consolidated Operating and Capital Budgets for FY 2020

 

SUMMARY:

 

An Ordinance adopting the Annual Consolidated Operating and Capital budgets for the City of San Antonio Fiscal Year 2020 that begins October 1; approving projects included in the FY 2020 to FY 2024 Five-Year Infrastructure Management Plan; approving the FY 2020 to FY 2025 Six-Year Capital Improvements Program for the City of San Antonio; approving certain contracts; providing for a one-time annuity increase for retirees and their beneficiaries and a revision to the City’s contribution rate in connection with the Texas Municipal Retirement System; authorizing personnel complements; appropriating funds; and amending related ordinances.

 

Following the action taken on this item, the City Council will consider, through separate ordinances, the following: 1) the ratification of the FY 2020 Budget, 2) the City's Maintenance & Operation Property Tax Rate for Fiscal Year 2020, 3) the City's Debt Service Property Tax Rate for Fiscal Year 2020, 4) the new fee and fee adjustment ordinance that address revenue adjustments included in the Fiscal Year 2020 Proposed Budget, and 5) the FY 2019 Closing Ordinance.

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

 

The FY 2020 Proposed Budget was presented to City Council on August 8, 2019. The budget is balanced as required by law and reflects the City’s continued commitment to providing public services and programs that enhance the quality of life for the San Antonio residents. Guided by the City Council policy direction and community input, the proposed budget focuses on strong families and children, police, streets and sidewalks, affordable housing, and property tax relief.

 

The Proposed FY 2020 Consolidated Annual Budget, comprised of all funds, excluding transfers, totals $2.9 billion. The General Fund budget is $1.27 billion; restricted funds such as Airport, Development Services, Solid Waste, and Hotel Occupancy Tax total $937 million; and the Capital Budget totals $715 million.

 

A total of 9 City Council work sessions were held prior to budget adoption on September 12 to present the budget in detail to the City Council. Two sessions were held during the week of August 12: Strong Families & Children and Human Services & Delegate Agencies (August 13); Affordable Housing/Neighborhood & Housing Services and Planning (August 14). Four additional work sessions were held during the week of August 19 and August 26: Police, Fire, Municipal Court, Streets, Sidewalks, Drainage/Capital Budget and Debt Plan (August 20) Sustainability, Economic Development, and Center City Operations (August 21); Library, Parks, Solid Waste Management, Animal Care Services, Development Services & Code Enforcement (August 27), Airport, Convention & Sports Facilities, Arts and Culture, and Visit San Antonio (August 28), and two held during the week of September 2: Employee Compensation and Benefits and Administration of the City  and amendments to the Proposed Budget (September 4). A final worksession was held on September 11 for additional deliberation of amendments to the Proposed Budget.

 

In addition to the budget work sessions two SASpeakUp Community Days, 11 District Meetings, two public hearings, and one Tele-Town Hall Meeting were held to obtain input from the community about the proposed FY 2020 budget.

 

On September 12, City Council will consider the adoption of the FY 2020 Proposed Operating and Capital Budget along with any amendments as approved by City Council. 

 

ISSUE:

On September 12, City Council will consider six actions that are related to the FY 2020 Proposed Operating and Capital Budget.  The following items will be considered in the order shown below:

 

1.   Adoption of the FY 2020 Proposed Operating and Capital Budget

2.   Adoption of Ordinance Ratifying Adoption of Budget

3.   Adoption of Ordinance Setting the Maintenance & Operation (M&O) Property Tax Rate

4.   Adoption of Ordinance Setting the Debt Service Property Tax Rate

5.   Adoption of Fee Adjustment Ordinance

6.   Adoption of Closing Ordinance

 

Separate memos have been placed on the September 12 agenda that address the Ratification of the Budget, Ad Valorem Tax Rate, Revenue Adjustments, and the Closing Ordinance.

 

ALTERNATIVES:

 

This item is required by City Charter.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

 

City Council consideration and subsequent adoption of this item by ordinance will adopt expenditures levels for the City of San Antonio Fiscal Year 2020 Operating and Capital Budgets.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Staff recommends approval of this item.