Podcast series takes a closer look at the city’s proposed FY 22 budget

Podcast series takes a closer look at the city’s proposed FY 22 budget

In this four-part podcast called All Up In Your Budget, Fiscal Services Director Mary Ellen Leonard joins Communications Director Jay Socol to discuss the main takeaways from the city’s proposed FY 22 budget. Spoiler: No recommended increases to the tax rate or to the electric, water and wastewater rates. Continue reading Podcast series takes a closer look at the city’s proposed FY 22 budget

FY 22 budget proposal brims with optimism as the city continues pandemic recovery

FY 22 budget proposal brims with optimism as the city continues pandemic recovery

The city’s proposed FY 22 budget presented to the College Station City Council Thursday night reflects somewhat of a return to normal operations after significant adjustments during the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. With Texas A&M returning to in-person classes this fall and home football games at capacity, we have more certainty and predictability as we deliver critical services to our residents. Continue reading FY 22 budget proposal brims with optimism as the city continues pandemic recovery

Podcast series explores city’s FY 21 proposed budget

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. Continue reading “Podcast series explores city’s FY 21 proposed budget”

City budget focuses on growth and public safety

City budget focuses on growth and public safety

The proposed FY19 city budget presented to the College Station City Council Thursday night totals $360.7 million, about $5 million less than this year. The decrease is all on the capital projects side. We’re still investing about $108.4 million in vital infrastructure projects, but that includes multi-year projects that were appropriated in FY18 and are still in progress. The operations and maintenance part of the budget includes a $1.9 million boost to address growth and maintain our high level of service. Continue reading City budget focuses on growth and public safety