City of San Antonio officials are forecasting a $13.2 million budget surplus for fiscal year 2018, but recommended that City Council save it.
San Antonio residents age 65 and older might not be taking advantage of a common-sense property tax exemption. The City wants to change that.
State lawmakers are not solely to blame for the increasing burden on local property taxpayers, but they are certainly as responsible as anyone else.
San Antonio City Councilman John Courage (D9) said he has worked since his election to create larger police academy classes, work on equitable city funding, and to share his interest in innovative mass transit options with his fellow Council members.
The lawmakers covered a range of topics, but residents who raised questions focused primarily on local development and the state school financing system.
City staff will present budget amendment options to City Council on Thursday before a vote is held on the fiscal year 2018 spending plan.
Voters don’t like property taxes. State lawmakers like voters and want them to be happy. But they are not going to lower your property taxes.
Many Texans believe local law enforcement should cooperate with immigration authorities and be allowed to question people’s immigration status.
The recent legislative session featured several defeats for local control, and the special session in July could mean more of the same.
The real question is what would be cut from local government budgets if and when their voters reject bigger tax increases.