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What to know about San Antonio’s town hall meetings on the $3.4 billion proposed budget

SAN ANTONIO – The City of San Antonio will host a number of town halls this month to focus on the proposed Fiscal Year 2023 budget, which totals $3.4 billion.

The proposed budget contains rebates for CPS Energy clients, a property tax rate reduce, pay bumps for workers, and enhancements for infrastructures and services, together with libraries and parks.

If the budget is authorized, CPS Energy clients would obtain about $50 million — $5 million for the utility’s help program for low-income clients and $45 million for patrons.

The $45 million could be distributed in the type of a credit score in clients’ October payments and be primarily based on their power utilization in July. The metropolis says the common residential buyer would get $31 again.

The proposed budget additionally contains including a 3rd terminal to the San Antonio International Airport and enhancing the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center and Alamodome.

Learn extra about the particulars of the budget right here.


The budget will probably be determined on in mid-September, however earlier than that occurs, residents have the alternative to study extra and share suggestions with their councilmembers.

Residents can attend town hall meetings in individual or watch them dwell at or on the City’s Facebook page. Residents may also watch on tv channels: AT&T 99, Grande 20, Spectrum 21, and digital antenna 16.1, or hear dwell by dialing 210-207-5555 and deciding on possibility 1 for English or possibility 2 for Spanish.


To submit budget questions forward of the meetings, name 311, e mail [email protected] or ask the question by utilizing #SASpeakUp23 on social media.

Citywide Town Halls

  • 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18, digital solely

  • 6:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 22, digital solely

District 1 – Councilman Mario Bravo

  • 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24, San Antonio College Victory Center at 1819 N. Main Ave.

District 2 – Councilman Jalen McKee – Rodriguez

  • 6:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 29, Second Baptist Church Community Center, 3310 E Commerce St.

District 3 – Councilwoman Phyllis Viagran

  • 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 23, Southside Lions Senior Center at 3303 Pecan Valley Drive

District 4 – Councilwoman Dr. Adriana Rocha Garcia

  • 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 27, Traders Village at 9333 SW Loop 410. Evento en español.

District 5 – Councilwoman Teri Castillo

  • 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 30, Normoyle Senior Center at 700 Culberson Ave.

District 6 – Councilwoman Melissa Cabello Havrda

  • 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16, San Antonio Food Bank at 5200 Enrique M Barrera Pkwy.

District 7 – Councilwoman Ana Sandoval

  • 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1, Doris Griffin Senior Center at 6157 Northwest Loop 410

District 8 – Councilman Manny Pelaez

  • 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17, John Igo Library at 13330 Kyle Seale Pkwy

District 9 – Councilman John Courage

  • 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 25, Walker Ranch Senior Center at 835 W. Rhapsody

District 10 – Councilman Clayton Perry

  • 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 15, The Tool Yard at 10303 Toolyard

The proposed budget is a rise in roughly $279 million from the $3.1 billion FY 2022 adopted budget.

Of the proposed budget, $1.5 billion is in the basic fund, $64 million is in the capital budget and $1.2 is in restricted funds.


“The budget proposes to put money back in the pockets of our residents and invests in the retention and recruitment of our City employees who are essential in providing City services,” City Manager Erik Walsh mentioned in the launch. “The proposed budget reflects both City Council and community priorities, and the City’s commitment to make San Antonio more resilient and vibrant. I look forward to talking with our residents about the proposed budget at our upcoming town hall meetings.”

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