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File #: 19-6711   
Type: Staff Briefing - With Ordinance
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 9/12/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance ratifying the adoption of the FY2020 Budget that will require raising more revenue from property taxes than in the FY2019 Budget.
Attachments: 1. Draft Ordinance, 2. Ordinance 2019-09-12-0692
Related files: 19-6709, 19-6708, 19-6716, 19-6721, 19-6722, 19-6724
DEPARTMENT: Office of Management and Budget




Ratification of Annual Consolidated Operating and Capital Budgets for FY 2020


Following the action taken for adoption of the Annual Operating and Capital Budgets for the City of San Antonio for Fiscal Year 2020, the City Council will consider, through separate ordinance, the ratification of the vote on the Budget to comply with State law.


Texas Local Government Code Section 102.007(c) mandates that a budget that will raise more revenue from property taxes than in the previous year requires a separate vote of the governing body to ratify the property tax revenue increase reflected in the budget. The Fiscal Year 2020 Budget will raise more revenue from property taxes than the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget, and therefore, it will be necessary for the City Council to ratify its vote adopting the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget.
Property tax values are determined by the Bexar Appraisal District in conformance with State law. FY 2020 net taxable value for the City of San Antonio is $121.1 billion which is an increase in net taxable value of $6.4 billion or 5.6% more than the FY 2019 net taxable value. The net taxable value includes $1.9 billion for new improvements and an increase of $4.5 billion in existing valuations from the FY 2019 Budget.
This budget will raise more total property tax revenue than last year's budget by $31,278,312 or 5.4%, and of that amount, $10,489,067 is tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year.

Of the $31,278,312 in added property tax revenue, $19,428,557 is proposed to be used in the City's General Fund to support essential City services such as Police, Fire, Streets, Parks & Recreation and Code Enforcement. The remaining $11,849,755 is proposed to be used for debt service payments ...

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