2022-2023 Budget Engagement

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WELCOME TO THE CITY OF AUSTIN 2023 BUDGET ENGAGEMENT!

The City is committed to an inclusive and transparent budget development process that utilizes resident and stakeholder feedback to ensure budget priorities are being met.

City Manager Proposes Budget to ‘Invest in the Success of Our Community’

Austin City Manager Spencer Cronk presented his Proposed Budget for the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 to City Council on July 15, 2022.

Amid growing staffing challenges, the $5 billion budget recommends significant investments in the City’s workforce, to help make sure it has the employees it needs to sustain the high quality of services that residents have come to expect.

To address the impact of climate change, the proposed budget includes new funds and positions to promote resiliency – with investments in disaster response and community preparedness – alongside efforts to reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions.

The proposed budget would also provide the typical homeowner with a reduction of more than $100 in the City’s portion of their annual property tax bill. For more highlights, or to read the Proposed Budget or Manager’s message in full, view the links below.

· Proposed Budget – News Release

· Proposed Budget – Snapshot

· Proposed Budget – Taxpayer Impact Assessment

· Proposed Budget – Impact of Climate Change

· Proposed Budget – Full Document

· Proposed Budget – City Manager's Message

The coming weeks will provide time for Community Budget Input meetings and City Council Budget Work Sessions. City Council will have the opportunity to review and initiate amendments to the proposed budget before final adoption, which is scheduled to begin on August 17.

Budget adoption timeline:
July 27: First Community Budget Input Meeting (Register to speak here)
August 2: Second Community Budget Input Meeting (Register to speak here)
August 9: Council Budget Work Session
August 11: Council Budget Work Session
August 17: Budget and Tax Rate Adoption by Council.

During the months of February, 3 virtual community meetings were hosted by the 10 Quality of Life Commissions on the topics of Affordability and Resiliency, Access and Engagement, as well as Public Safety and Health. Through the months of May and June, a public survey was provided to the community for feedback on city services and their budget priorities to be used in the budget development process. Survey responses received by July 10th have been provided to City leadership. The tool will remain open for exploration of how the City funds services until August 15th. View the results of the survey here.

City Council Town Halls

City Council Members will be hosting budget town halls in July and August based on the schedule below. View the Town Hall Presentation here.

City Council District 2
Thursday, July 21 | 6:00pm
Southeast Library Branch- 5803 Nuckols Crossing Road

City Council District 3, 5, & 9
Saturday, July 30 | 10:30am
Via Zoom- Register Here

City Council District 8
Monday, August 1 | 6:00pm
Via WebEx- Meeting recording here

City Council District 1
Wednesday, August 3 | 7:00pm
Asian American Resource Center- 8401 Cameron Road

City Council District 10
Thursday, August 4 | 6:30pm
Jewish Community Center- 7300 Hart Lane

City Council District 7
Saturday, August 6 | 10:00am
Northwest Recreation Center- 2913 Northland Drive

City Council District 6
Monday, August 8 | 5:30pm
Via WebEx- Meeting recording here

City Council District 4
Wednesday, August 10 | 6:00pm
Via WebEx- Meeting recording here

Provide your feedback or reach out with any questions by emailing BudgetQA@AustinTexas.gov.

Special thanks to the City's Art in Public Places Program for providing public art in our neighborhoods. It's one of the many things made possible by Austin's budget. Take a self-guided art tour and learn more about the City's Art in Public Places Collection at publicartarchive.org/austinaipp.



WELCOME TO THE CITY OF AUSTIN 2023 BUDGET ENGAGEMENT!

The City is committed to an inclusive and transparent budget development process that utilizes resident and stakeholder feedback to ensure budget priorities are being met.

City Manager Proposes Budget to ‘Invest in the Success of Our Community’

Austin City Manager Spencer Cronk presented his Proposed Budget for the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 to City Council on July 15, 2022.

Amid growing staffing challenges, the $5 billion budget recommends significant investments in the City’s workforce, to help make sure it has the employees it needs to sustain the high quality of services that residents have come to expect.

To address the impact of climate change, the proposed budget includes new funds and positions to promote resiliency – with investments in disaster response and community preparedness – alongside efforts to reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions.

The proposed budget would also provide the typical homeowner with a reduction of more than $100 in the City’s portion of their annual property tax bill. For more highlights, or to read the Proposed Budget or Manager’s message in full, view the links below.

· Proposed Budget – News Release

· Proposed Budget – Snapshot

· Proposed Budget – Taxpayer Impact Assessment

· Proposed Budget – Impact of Climate Change

· Proposed Budget – Full Document

· Proposed Budget – City Manager's Message

The coming weeks will provide time for Community Budget Input meetings and City Council Budget Work Sessions. City Council will have the opportunity to review and initiate amendments to the proposed budget before final adoption, which is scheduled to begin on August 17.

Budget adoption timeline:
July 27: First Community Budget Input Meeting (Register to speak here)
August 2: Second Community Budget Input Meeting (Register to speak here)
August 9: Council Budget Work Session
August 11: Council Budget Work Session
August 17: Budget and Tax Rate Adoption by Council.

During the months of February, 3 virtual community meetings were hosted by the 10 Quality of Life Commissions on the topics of Affordability and Resiliency, Access and Engagement, as well as Public Safety and Health. Through the months of May and June, a public survey was provided to the community for feedback on city services and their budget priorities to be used in the budget development process. Survey responses received by July 10th have been provided to City leadership. The tool will remain open for exploration of how the City funds services until August 15th. View the results of the survey here.

City Council Town Halls

City Council Members will be hosting budget town halls in July and August based on the schedule below. View the Town Hall Presentation here.

City Council District 2
Thursday, July 21 | 6:00pm
Southeast Library Branch- 5803 Nuckols Crossing Road

City Council District 3, 5, & 9
Saturday, July 30 | 10:30am
Via Zoom- Register Here

City Council District 8
Monday, August 1 | 6:00pm
Via WebEx- Meeting recording here

City Council District 1
Wednesday, August 3 | 7:00pm
Asian American Resource Center- 8401 Cameron Road

City Council District 10
Thursday, August 4 | 6:30pm
Jewish Community Center- 7300 Hart Lane

City Council District 7
Saturday, August 6 | 10:00am
Northwest Recreation Center- 2913 Northland Drive

City Council District 6
Monday, August 8 | 5:30pm
Via WebEx- Meeting recording here

City Council District 4
Wednesday, August 10 | 6:00pm
Via WebEx- Meeting recording here

Provide your feedback or reach out with any questions by emailing BudgetQA@AustinTexas.gov.

Special thanks to the City's Art in Public Places Program for providing public art in our neighborhoods. It's one of the many things made possible by Austin's budget. Take a self-guided art tour and learn more about the City's Art in Public Places Collection at publicartarchive.org/austinaipp.


FY 2022-23 Budget Priority Survey

Survey responses received by July 10th have been provided to City leadership. The tool will remain open for exploration of how the City funds services until August 15th. Thank you for your participation!

View the results of the survey here

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
Page last updated: 16 Aug 2022, 04:37 PM