SAWS proposed a 5.8% increase for 2018 and a subsequent 4.7% increase for 2019.
The renovations would begin in September 2018 and require nearly 1,500 City employees from 22 departments to relocate for a 15-month period.
Councilman Manny Pelaez (D8) is researching ways to enhance the City’s Alert SA text notification system.
The nonprofit serving abused and neglected children purchased 36 acres of land for its expansion project that includes a new children’s advocacy center.
The new budget includes an increase to minimum wage for City workers as well as funding for streets, 42 more police officers, 31 new firefighters, and more.
City staff will present budget amendment options to City Council on Thursday before a vote is held on the fiscal year 2018 spending plan.
City staff briefed Council members on a proposal to raise the minimum wage for City workers from $13.75 to $14.25 per hour in the fiscal year 2018 budget.
Construction crews on Friday began relocating the statue that most City Council members agreed was an out-of-context homage to a bygone era of black slavery.
Councilman Clayton Perry (D10) cast the sole vote against the relocation of a 40-foot tall monument topped by a statue of a Confederate soldier.
More than 130 people gathered at City Hall on Wednesday night to speak in favor or against the proposed removal of a Confederate monument in Travis Park.