Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Austin City Manager to Deliver Proposed 2021-2022 Budget July 9

Presentation to start 2 p.m. at Community First! Village in East Austin

Austin City Manager Spencer Cronk will present the Fiscal Year 2021-22 Proposed Budget to City Council at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 9, 2021.

The presentation, a culmination of several months of stakeholder engagement, will take place at Mobile Loaves & Fishes' Community First! Village Unity Hall in East Austin.

What: Proposed Budget Presentation to Mayor and Council
Main Speaker: Austin City Manager Spencer Cronk
When: 2 p.m. Friday, July 9, 2021
Where: Community First! Village Unity Hall, 9301 Hog Eye Road, Austin 78724

Media wishing to attend in person should RSVP to by noon, Thursday July 8.

The event will be broadcast live on ATXN cable television on Spectrum channel 6, Grande Communications channel 6, U-Verse channel 99, and Google Fiber channel 6. It will also be broadcast on ATXN.TV and on the City's Facebook page. A Spanish language version will also be available.

Here are the ways to access the video feed:

The weeks following the presentation will provide time for public input and budget work sessions. City Council will have the opportunity to review and may initiate amendments to the Proposed Budget, before final adoption, which is scheduled for August 11. Fiscal Year 2021-22 will begin on October 1, 2021.
The budget adoption timeline:

July 9                City Manager's Proposed Budget Presentation to Council
July 22              First Community Budget Input Meeting
July 27              Council Budget Work Session
July 29              Second Community Budget Input Meeting
August 3            Council Budget Work Session
August 11          Budget and Tax Rate Adoption by Council

The budget process includes significant public input, financial forecasting, strategic planning, analysis of performance data, organizational changes, Council policy input, fee setting, program development and implementation, and multitude legal requirements pertaining to public hearing noticing, setting of the tax rate and adoption of the budget by the City Council.

For more information about the City's Budget development process go to