2021-2022 Budget Engagement

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WELCOME TO THE CITY OF AUSTIN 2022 BUDGET ENGAGEMENT!

The Austin Council has adopted a Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget.

The all-funds budget, which includes enterprise departments as well as the core services provided by the General Fund, totals $4.5 billion, and maintains high-quality services while investing in critical infrastructure.

The General Fund budget is $1.2 billion and the Capital Budget includes $1.3 billion in planned spending. Taken together, the combined impact of tax, rate and fee changes would represent an increase, for the typical ratepayer, of 0.6% - an additional $28.12 per year or $2.34 per month.

The approval of City tax and spending plans for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2021 comes after several months of stakeholder engagement – including an online survey.

Council’s adopted budget incorporates the bulk of the Austin City Manager’s proposals from last month, while adding a number of investments ranging across childcare, public safety and homelessness.

Read more about the Adopted Budget here.

Earlier this spring, 3 community meetings were hosted by the Joint Inclusion Commissions. City Council Town Halls were held late June through early August. Recorded meeting links for some of those meetings are available here.

Community feedback was collected in our recent survey held in the month of May and the budget survey report is final. Read that report here.


Recent News:

Cities are facing extreme fiscal challenges, from increased costs associated with pandemic response and civil unrest to an economic recession that has caused severe losses in revenue. COVID-19 has revealed underlying racial disparities in access to healthcare and economic opportunity, making more salient the need to integrate equity as a core principle in the municipal budgeting process. Click here to read the three ways Austin is integrating equity into the budget process.

WELCOME TO THE CITY OF AUSTIN 2022 BUDGET ENGAGEMENT!

The Austin Council has adopted a Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget.

The all-funds budget, which includes enterprise departments as well as the core services provided by the General Fund, totals $4.5 billion, and maintains high-quality services while investing in critical infrastructure.

The General Fund budget is $1.2 billion and the Capital Budget includes $1.3 billion in planned spending. Taken together, the combined impact of tax, rate and fee changes would represent an increase, for the typical ratepayer, of 0.6% - an additional $28.12 per year or $2.34 per month.

The approval of City tax and spending plans for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2021 comes after several months of stakeholder engagement – including an online survey.

Council’s adopted budget incorporates the bulk of the Austin City Manager’s proposals from last month, while adding a number of investments ranging across childcare, public safety and homelessness.

Read more about the Adopted Budget here.

Earlier this spring, 3 community meetings were hosted by the Joint Inclusion Commissions. City Council Town Halls were held late June through early August. Recorded meeting links for some of those meetings are available here.

Community feedback was collected in our recent survey held in the month of May and the budget survey report is final. Read that report here.


Recent News:

Cities are facing extreme fiscal challenges, from increased costs associated with pandemic response and civil unrest to an economic recession that has caused severe losses in revenue. COVID-19 has revealed underlying racial disparities in access to healthcare and economic opportunity, making more salient the need to integrate equity as a core principle in the municipal budgeting process. Click here to read the three ways Austin is integrating equity into the budget process.

Page last updated: 18 August 2021, 07:41