We have begun the development of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Process and we are seeking input from the Community before we prepare the City’s proposed budget. Community participation is a key component of developing the City’s budget that reflects the service priorities of San Antonio residents
Since 2006, we have conducted community budget meetings across the city to obtain comments on the City’s proposed budget. Each year about 700 residents attend these meetings. Last year, we hosted five city-wide meetings throughout the City before the budget was proposed. This year we will continue this practice.
Starting on June 10, five city-wide Community budget input meetings will be held to obtain input and feedback from the residents on the Community’s priorities as we begin developing the FY 2014 Budget.
The meetings will be held across the City to include the Southeast, Southwest, Northwest, North Central, and Northeast areas. At these meetings a brief video highlighting the major city services will be shown. Following the video, residents will participate in small groups discussing higher and lesser priority service areas for the upcoming fiscal year. Here is a full schedule of the meetings.
Input received at these meetings will be summarized and provided to the City Council at the June 25 Goal Setting Session. This report will also be available on the City’s website.
The FY 2014 Budget will be presented to City Council on August 8, 2013. After the budget is proposed, residents will have an opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed budget at five additional city-wide Community Budget Input hearings scheduled across the City and two City-wide Budget Public hearings at City Council chambers.
Residents also can provide us with input at any time during the budget process through the Budget Input Box available on the City’s website and at the Budget Input Boxes located at City Libraries, Senior Centers and City Hall.
We encourage our San Antonio residents to participate in the development of the City’s FY 2014 budget by attending these meetings.