2020 Budget Engagement

Bring your valued voice to the table!


We hope you were able to join the discussion at a community forum hosted by City Commissions last month! Your feedback is valuable to each Commission as they form recommendations on City services and goals you value most for review by City leadership and the City Council. If you could not attend one of the March forums, we invite you to complete the community survey at the bottom of this page or attend a town hall with your Council District Representative. Town Hall information is as follows:

District 10 with Council Member Alter - Tuesday, April 30th at 6:30pm, Congregation Beth Israel

District 5 with Council Member Kitchen - Thursday, May 16th at 6:30pm, South Austin Senior Activity Center

District 4 with Council Member Casar - Monday, June 10th at 6:00pm, Gus Garcia Recreation Center

District 7 with Council Member Pool - Tuesday, June 11th at 6:30pm, Northwest Recreation Center

District 8 with Council Member Ellis - Wednesday, June 12th at 6:00pm, Oak Hill Community Center

District 1 with Council Member Harper-Madison - Tuesday, July 30th at 6:30pm, Carver Museum



Check back for more updates as additional Town Halls are added.


To listen to any of the Community Forums from March, please click the links below:

March Community Forum Recordings:

The African American Resource Advisory Commission hosted a forum on Tuesday, March 5th.

The LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission hosted a forum on Wednesday, March 6th. Part 2 available here.

The Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities hosted a forum on Friday, March 8th.

The Asian American Quality of Life Commission hosted a forum on Wednesday, March 13th.

The Hispanic/Latino Quality of Life Resource Advisory Commission hosted a forum on Saturday, March 23rd.

The Human Rights Commission hosted a forum on Monday, March 25th.

The Commission for Women hosted a forum on Monday, March 25th.

The Commission on Seniors hosted a forum on Thursday, March 28th.

The Commission on Immigrant Affairs hosted a forum on Saturday, March 30th.


Bring your valued voice to the table!


We hope you were able to join the discussion at a community forum hosted by City Commissions last month! Your feedback is valuable to each Commission as they form recommendations on City services and goals you value most for review by City leadership and the City Council. If you could not attend one of the March forums, we invite you to complete the community survey at the bottom of this page or attend a town hall with your Council District Representative. Town Hall information is as follows:

District 10 with Council Member Alter - Tuesday, April 30th at 6:30pm, Congregation Beth Israel

District 5 with Council Member Kitchen - Thursday, May 16th at 6:30pm, South Austin Senior Activity Center

District 4 with Council Member Casar - Monday, June 10th at 6:00pm, Gus Garcia Recreation Center

District 7 with Council Member Pool - Tuesday, June 11th at 6:30pm, Northwest Recreation Center

District 8 with Council Member Ellis - Wednesday, June 12th at 6:00pm, Oak Hill Community Center

District 1 with Council Member Harper-Madison - Tuesday, July 30th at 6:30pm, Carver Museum



Check back for more updates as additional Town Halls are added.


To listen to any of the Community Forums from March, please click the links below:

March Community Forum Recordings:

The African American Resource Advisory Commission hosted a forum on Tuesday, March 5th.

The LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission hosted a forum on Wednesday, March 6th. Part 2 available here.

The Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities hosted a forum on Friday, March 8th.

The Asian American Quality of Life Commission hosted a forum on Wednesday, March 13th.

The Hispanic/Latino Quality of Life Resource Advisory Commission hosted a forum on Saturday, March 23rd.

The Human Rights Commission hosted a forum on Monday, March 25th.

The Commission for Women hosted a forum on Monday, March 25th.

The Commission on Seniors hosted a forum on Thursday, March 28th.

The Commission on Immigrant Affairs hosted a forum on Saturday, March 30th.


2020 Budget Engagement Survey

Welcome to the City of Austin's Budget Engagement Survey. We want to hear from citizens like you about how you think money should be spent in our city.

Should you have any questions about the process, please e-mail budgetqa@austintexas.gov.

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Survey Instructions

The City of Austin wants to invest in what is most important to you. The City Council recently adopted a Strategic Direction that identifies 6 key outcome areas. The outcome areas include:

  • Economic Opportunity and Affordability: Having economic opportunities and resources that enable us to thrive in our community.
  • Mobility: Getting us where we want to go, when we want to get there, safely and cost-effectively.
  • Safety: Being safe in our home, at work, and in our community.
  • Health & Environment: Enjoying a sustainable environment and a healthy life, physically and mentally.
  • Culture & Lifelong Learning: Being enriched by Austin’s unique civic, cultural, ethnic, and learning opportunities.
  • Government That Works for All: Believing that city government works effectively and collaboratively for all of us—that it is equitable, ethical, and innovative.

The graphic below indicates for the average dollar spent, how that dollar is broken down by our strategic outcomes.

To learn more about the Strategic Direction, please click here.

Average Tax Dollar Breakdown

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For each outcome, do you think the City is spending too much, too little, or about the right amount?
<b>For each outcome, do you think the City is spending too much, too little, or about the right amount?</b> Too much About right Too little
Economic Opportunity & Affordability
Mobility
Safety
Health & Environment
Culture & Lifelong Learning
Government That Works for All

Property Tax Bill

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Please indicate to what extent you agree or disagree with the following statement.
<b>Please indicate to what extent you agree or disagree with the following statement.</b> Strongly agree Somewhat agree Don't know Somewhat disagree Strongly disagree
I feel that I get good value for the taxes I pay to the City of Austin
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