SummaryEach year, the City of Austin develops its budget - how much money it will take in (property taxes) and how much money it will spend (and on what). Right now, the city in collecting public input for its 2021 budget. Action BoxInfluence how the city...

Hosted by the Austin Monitor, Open Austin, A Functional Democracy, and the Austin Tech Alliance - Join Austin Tech Alliance, Glasshouse Policy, A Functional Democracy, Austin Monitor and Open Austin for our annual Budget Party! Budget Party is a web app designed for mobile devices that teaches...

What is your #1 concern, worry, or fear about Austin and its future?   Wish we were doing more to address climate change? Or to protect families against displacement and gentrification?Think our parks could use a bit more love and support?   It's August, which means now is the...

How to spend your money. It's one of the most important decisions that City Council makes. Each year, Austin's City Council is responsible for setting a new city budget. This budget impacts everything from the quality of our local parks and libraries, to how much money you pay in...

We have a new budget folks. Austin City Council officially approved a $3.9 billion budget last week. It will go into effect on October 1st. So what does that mean for you? The average Austin homeowner (with a home valued at $305,000) will pay $151 more next year in taxes and fees to...

City Council is back from their summer break and that means one thing - it's time for budget season! Here's how the budgeting process at the City of Austin works. First, staff at the city's Budget Office gather information from city departments and the public on...