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 Council on Wednesday was briefed on the proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budgets for the City’s parks and recreation, libraries, and municipal court systems.
Most City Council members said Tuesday that the proposed budget for infrastructure and transportation improvements for fiscal year 2018 could provide equity among all 10 Council districts.
The largest budget in the City’s history will, for the first time, use an “equity lens” to allocate resources where they are needed most.
“Equitable” is not a word many would use to describe how San Antonio, and many other cities, spend money. Until now.
“It’s all about progress,” Nirenberg told a packed house at the Pearl Stable during a luncheon hosted by the Rivard Report and the SA Hispanic Chamber.
Speaking on a wide array of topics, Mayor Ron Nirenberg answered questions submitted in advance in a town hall-style meeting Thursday.
The new working groups mark a shift in the city’s policy focus and reflect conversations Nirenberg and his council colleagues have had with the community.