2021 Budget Engagement

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WELCOME TO THE CITY OF AUSTIN 2021 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.

During the months of January and February, 9 Community Meetings were hosted by each of the nine commissions that make up the Joint Inclusion Committee or a City Council Town Hall. All dates and times held are listed below.

On July 13, 2020, Austin City Manager Spencer Cronk presented his proposed Fiscal Year 2020-2021 budget to City Council. Via videoconference, Cronk laid out the highlights and key themes of his proposals for City tax and spending for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2020.

This year’s proposed budget of $4.2 billion – the same size as last year’s – adjusts to new fiscal constraints and community expectations, with focused investments in core programs and City infrastructure. The proposed $1.1 billion General Fund budget supports re-imagining public safety through a reallocation of Police funding to health, housing, and other critical social services. The Capital Budget includes $1.2 billion in planned spending.

During his presentation, which was broadcast live and is available to view at ATXN.TV, Cronk identified tackling COVID-19 and re-imagining public safety as the two biggest priorities for the City in the year ahead.

The coming weeks will provide time for public input and budget work sessions. City Council will have the opportunity to review and initiate amendments to the Proposed Budget before final adoption, which is scheduled for August 12.

For more information on the budget, view the press release or see the budget documents on Austin Finance Online.

FY21 Budget Survey Final Report:
The Budget Office partnered with the Stanford Crowdsourced Democracy Team to develop an online budget priority survey that sought resident input on general fund revenues and allocation of funding amongst general fund services.

Click HERE to view the Budget Priorities Survey Final Results.

FY21 Boards and Commissions Recommendations:
As always, there was significant amount of engagement with the City’s boards and commissions this year
starting with nine community budget forums hosted by the commissions comprising the Joint Inclusion
Committee. Resident input collected by the commissions at these forums guided the development of their
respective budget recommendations.

Click HERE to view the Boards and Commissions recommendations.

City Council Town Halls:

To view the Virtual Town Hall Budget Presentation, click HERE.

City Council District 5

Monday, June 1st, WebEx Video Conference, 5:00pm

City Council District 10

Wednesday, June 3rd, WebEx Video Conference, 6:00pm

City Council District 8

Thursday, July 16th, WebEx Video Conference, 6:00pm

City Council District 7

Monday, July 20th, WebEx Video Conference, 6:00pm

City Council District 2

Tuesday, July 21st, WebEx Video Conference, 6:00pm

City Council District 6

Monday, July 27th, WebEx Video Conference, 6:00pm

City Council District 1

Sunday, August 1st, Facebook Live, 4:00pm

City Council District 9

Thursday, August 6th, WebEx Video Conference, 6:00pm

Community Meetings:

LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission

Saturday, January 11th, City Hall, 1pm

Hispanic/Latino Quality of Life Resource Advisory Commission

Saturday, January 25th, South Austin Recreation Center, 10am

African American Resource Advisory Commission

Tuesday, January 28th, Millennium Youth Entertainment Center, 6:30pm

Commission on Seniors

Tuesday, February 4th, Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1pm

Commission for Women

Wednesday, February 5th, City Hall, 6pm

Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities

Friday, February 7th, City Hall, 5pm

Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission

Thursday, February 13th, Asian American Resource Center, 6:30pm

Commission on Immigrant Affairs

Saturday, February 22nd, Asian American Resource Center, 2pm

Human Rights Commission

Monday, February 24th, Learning Research Center, 5:30pm

WELCOME TO THE CITY OF AUSTIN 2021 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.

During the months of January and February, 9 Community Meetings were hosted by each of the nine commissions that make up the Joint Inclusion Committee or a City Council Town Hall. All dates and times held are listed below.

On July 13, 2020, Austin City Manager Spencer Cronk presented his proposed Fiscal Year 2020-2021 budget to City Council. Via videoconference, Cronk laid out the highlights and key themes of his proposals for City tax and spending for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2020.

This year’s proposed budget of $4.2 billion – the same size as last year’s – adjusts to new fiscal constraints and community expectations, with focused investments in core programs and City infrastructure. The proposed $1.1 billion General Fund budget supports re-imagining public safety through a reallocation of Police funding to health, housing, and other critical social services. The Capital Budget includes $1.2 billion in planned spending.

During his presentation, which was broadcast live and is available to view at ATXN.TV, Cronk identified tackling COVID-19 and re-imagining public safety as the two biggest priorities for the City in the year ahead.

The coming weeks will provide time for public input and budget work sessions. City Council will have the opportunity to review and initiate amendments to the Proposed Budget before final adoption, which is scheduled for August 12.

For more information on the budget, view the press release or see the budget documents on Austin Finance Online.

FY21 Budget Survey Final Report:
The Budget Office partnered with the Stanford Crowdsourced Democracy Team to develop an online budget priority survey that sought resident input on general fund revenues and allocation of funding amongst general fund services.

Click HERE to view the Budget Priorities Survey Final Results.

FY21 Boards and Commissions Recommendations:
As always, there was significant amount of engagement with the City’s boards and commissions this year
starting with nine community budget forums hosted by the commissions comprising the Joint Inclusion
Committee. Resident input collected by the commissions at these forums guided the development of their
respective budget recommendations.

Click HERE to view the Boards and Commissions recommendations.

City Council Town Halls:

To view the Virtual Town Hall Budget Presentation, click HERE.

City Council District 5

Monday, June 1st, WebEx Video Conference, 5:00pm

City Council District 10

Wednesday, June 3rd, WebEx Video Conference, 6:00pm

City Council District 8

Thursday, July 16th, WebEx Video Conference, 6:00pm

City Council District 7

Monday, July 20th, WebEx Video Conference, 6:00pm

City Council District 2

Tuesday, July 21st, WebEx Video Conference, 6:00pm

City Council District 6

Monday, July 27th, WebEx Video Conference, 6:00pm

City Council District 1

Sunday, August 1st, Facebook Live, 4:00pm

City Council District 9

Thursday, August 6th, WebEx Video Conference, 6:00pm

Community Meetings:

LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission

Saturday, January 11th, City Hall, 1pm

Hispanic/Latino Quality of Life Resource Advisory Commission

Saturday, January 25th, South Austin Recreation Center, 10am

African American Resource Advisory Commission

Tuesday, January 28th, Millennium Youth Entertainment Center, 6:30pm

Commission on Seniors

Tuesday, February 4th, Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1pm

Commission for Women

Wednesday, February 5th, City Hall, 6pm

Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities

Friday, February 7th, City Hall, 5pm

Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission

Thursday, February 13th, Asian American Resource Center, 6:30pm

Commission on Immigrant Affairs

Saturday, February 22nd, Asian American Resource Center, 2pm

Human Rights Commission

Monday, February 24th, Learning Research Center, 5:30pm