Proposed city budget reflects COVID-19 challenges

Proposed city budget reflects COVID-19 challenges


By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager

COVID-19 has affected just about every aspect of our lives since mid-March. At the City of College Station, we expect that impact to continue well into our next fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1.

The city’s proposed Fiscal Year 2020-21 budget —presented to the city council Thursday night — takes a strategic approach to address our community’s short-term, mid-term, and long-term needs in these uncertain times. The council takes a more in-depth look at the numbers beginning with Monday’s first budget workshop, followed by additional sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The budget workshops can be accessed through Zoom. We’ll post the presentations from each day here:

A public hearing on the budget and tax rate will be Aug. 13. The council will consider adopting the budget and tax rate on Aug. 27. Continue reading “Proposed city budget reflects COVID-19 challenges”

Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (July 11)

This is a live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, July 11. It’s not the official minutes.

Both meetings are being broadcast live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and can also be watched online. An archive of previous council meetings is available on the website.

6:10 p.m.

The workshop meeting has started.

6:49 p.m.

Brazos Central Appraisal District Update

The council received an update from the Brazos Central Appraisal District on the property evaluation process, property tax law changes, protest procedures and timelines, and other appraisal related issues.

Continue reading “Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (July 11)”