City Council unanimously approved a $2.9 billion budget that increases funding for affordable housing while compensating for a homestead tax exemption.
San Antonio City Council discussed the last scraps of next year’s $2.9 billion City budget one day before Thursday’s scheduled vote on the spending plan.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg will be on stage Sept. 18 for an in-depth conversation about the mayor’s agenda as he settles into his second term in the seat.
More than 35 requests, totaling more than $10 million, were submitted by almost all Council members – but not all of them can make the cut.
On Wednesday, City Council will discuss a number of proposed budget amendments brought forth by members over the summer.
Officials announced the formation of a domestic violence commission Friday, chaired by Judge Monique Diaz and Assistant City Manager Colleen Bridger.
A TIRZ board approved its contribution of $1.5 million toward $6.5 million slated to be used for affordable housing next year.
City Council reviewed elements of next year’s $2.9 billion budget focused on improving the quality of life for vulnerable families and children.
Most City Council members were receptive to using money from SAWS to make up for shortfalls in next year’s budget.
City officials turned to SAWS for additional revenue, proposing an increase in the portion of money given to the City for the first time since 1992.