City Manager Sheryl Sculley talks to reporters after City Council approved the fiscal year 2017 City Budget on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. Photo by Iris Dimmick.

City Council Approves $2.5 Billion Budget, Expands Vacant Building Ordinance

San Antonio City Council unanimously approved a $2.5 billion budget for fiscal year 2017 Thursday morning that includes increased funding for streets and sidewalks, more police officers, increased minimum wages for City employees, benefits for Council aides, funding for new Smart City initiatives, and a more aggressive commitment to the City’s new comprehensive master plan, SA Tomorrow.