Podcast series explores city’s FY 21 proposed budget

By Jay Socol, Public Communications Director

After a multi-month, coronavirus-inspired break, the All Up In Your Business podcast is back with a special miniseries: Four episodes that focus on College Station’s Fiscal Year 2021 proposed budget.

We’re calling it All Up In Your Budget.

Fiscal Services Director Mary Ellen Leonard joins me to dissect and explain the city’s 330-page budget document, including changes caused by COVID-19, how sustainable we think those are, and what it means to our residents. This budget year is like no other, and we want to make sure residents and taxpayers understand what’s in it, what’s not in it, and why.

A public hearing on the budget will be part of Thursday’s city council meeting, with budget adoption scheduled for Aug. 27. Thursday’s meeting will be streamed live starting at 6 p.m. on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19. To join online, go to Zoom or call 888-475-4499 and enter meeting number 945 5259 1668. Public comments will be allowed through Zoom.

Episode No. 1 (Conditions)

Episode No. 2 (Revenues)

Episode No. 3 (Expenses)

Episode No. 4 (Capital Projects and Tourism)

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About the Blogger

Jay Socol (@jaysocol) is entering his 12th year as College Station’s public communications director. A 1991 graduate of Texas A&M. Jay has also been communications director for the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, public information officer for the City of Bryan, and news director at several Bryan-College Station area radio stations. A native of Breckenridge, he also serves as president of the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers.

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