Tag Archives: City of Austin General Fund

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by Jo Clifton

City, EMS negotiators reach tentative deal

Labor negotiators for the Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services Employee Association and the city of Austin have reached a tentative agreement. Council is scheduled to discuss the proposal today in executive session.Union President Tony Marquardt said union members have been…

Friday, February 26, 2016 by Jack Craver

Council explores reducing transfers from utilities

Members of City Council moved ahead Thursday on two initiatives aimed at scrutinizing the role that Austin’s two public utilities play in funding basic city services.Early in the day, the Austin Energy Utility Oversight Committee, which is composed of every…

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Morrison, Spelman see progress on budget

Council Members Bill Spelman and Laura Morrison told the Monitor Tuesday that they’ve seen serious progress in the process of developing the City’s annual budget. Their comments were heard Wednesday on the weekly Austin Monitor Radio news show on KOOP…

Friday, August 1, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Energy, water utility rates top Council concerns over 2015 budget

The Austin City Council took on next year’s budget in earnest Thursday. Of the $3.5 billion budget, members’ biggest concerns continued to rest with the city’s water and energy utilities.A proposal from Austin Energy to increase the fuel charge customers…

Thursday, July 31, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

FY 2015 budget features small jumps in property taxes, fees

City budget writers are proposing a 2.2-cent decrease in property taxes for Fiscal Year 2014-15 but because the valuation on many properties has gone up, most property owners will still be paying higher taxes, according to Chief Financial Officer Elaine…

Thursday, April 24, 2014 by Michael Kanin

City management plans tax cut, 3.5 percent employee raise

City management’s plan for the FY2015 City of Austin budget contains a 0.7 cent property tax reduction, a 3.5 percent raise for city civilian employees, and limited fee and tax increases.   According to city figures, the monthly increase for…

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by Michael Kanin

City’s General Fund ends fiscal year 2013 with $14 million surplus

The City of Austin’s General Fund ended fiscal year 2013 with a $14.2 million surplus. That figure amounts to a roughly 1 percent variance from projections made by city staff.   Despite the positive figure, Austin’s Chief Financial Officer Elaine…

Friday, January 31, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Council OKs measure to consider city’s income growth with budget

Austin City Council members Thursday approved requiring staff to come up with an affordability benchmark to give both staff and themselves more information when making decisions about the city’s budget. Council Member Bill Spelman authored the proposal.   The figure…

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