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File #: 20-4890   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: City Council Special Session
On agenda: 8/26/2020
Posting Language: Staff presentation of the FY 2021 Proposed Budget focusing on, but not limited to, the following City Departments or Initiatives: [Erik Walsh, City Manager; Scott Huizenga, Director, Management and Budget] A. Hotel Occupancy Tax B. Convention & Sports Facilities C. Arts & Culture D. Airport
Attachments: 1. Attachment 1-HOT Program Changes, 2. Attachment 2-CSF Program Changes, 3. Attachment 3-Arts Program Changes and Agencies, 4. Staff Presentation - Aviation, 5. Staff Presentation - Hotel Occupancy Tax
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DEPARTMENT: Office of Management and Budget


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Scott Huizenga


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City Wide


SUBJECT: City Council Worksession on the FY 2021 Proposed Budget

SUMMARY:

Staff presentation on the FY 2021 Proposed Budget focusing on, but not limited to, the following City policies and initiatives:
A. Hotel Occupancy Tax
B. Convention & Sports Facilities
C. Arts & Culture
D. Airport

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The FY 2021 Proposed Budget was presented to City Council on August 6, 2020. The budget is balanced as required by law and reflects the City's continued commitment to long-term recovery and resilience from the COVID-19 pandemic and to address the community's priorities including health and human services, workforce development, affordable housing, infrastructure, and violence prevention while also maintaining the City in a strong financial position.

The Proposed FY 2021 Consolidated Annual Budget, comprised of all funds, excluding transfers, totals $2.9 billion. The General Fund budget is $1.28 billion; restricted funds such as Airport, Development Services, Solid Waste, and Hotel Occupancy Tax total $999 million; and the Capital Budget totals $641 million.

Following the presentation of the proposed budget a series of City Council Budget Worksessions are scheduled from August 11 to September 16. At these sessions, City staff will review budget proposals with the Mayor and City Council in detail. The budget is scheduled to be adopted on September 17 for the City's fiscal year that begins on October 1.

ISSUE:

A budget worksession is scheduled for Wednesday, August 26 from 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. At this session, the City Council will be presented with the FY 2021 Proposed Budgets for the Hotel Occupancy Tax, Convention & Sports Facilities, Arts & Culture, and Airport departments.



Hotel Occupancy Tax

The current Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) rate of 16.75% is levied on eligible room nights. Every person owning, operating, man...

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