By Jay Socol, Public Communications Director
What a difference a year makes!
Last year, the pandemic gave us a near-dormant economy and enormous uncertainty. This year, we see genuine signs of hope and recovery — normalcy, even? — that went into the development of the City of College Station’s proposed fiscal year 2022 budget.
In this four-part mini-series called All Up In Your Budget, Fiscal Services Director Mary Ellen Leonard joins me to discuss the main takeaways from the proposed $353.7M budget (Spoiler: No recommended increases to the tax rate or to the electric, water and wastewater rates) and talk about important proposed increases to public safety and other core services.
Starting Monday, the city council will conduct a series of workshops about the budget proposal. The workshops continue through next Wednesday.
The budget was first presented to the council on July 8. A public hearing on the budget and tax rate is July 27, followed by adoption as early as Aug. 12.
Episode No. 1 — Conditions & Revenues
Episode No. 2 — Expenses
Episode No. 3 — Enterprise Funds (Utilities & More)
Episode No. 4 — Capital Projects & Debt
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