SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio's City Manager Sheryl Sculley presented the proposed 2019 city budget in front of City Council on Thursday.
In the meeting City Council members said there will be no city property tax rate increase. The $2.8 billion budget is higher than last year.
For the first time $110 million will go towards street projects compared to last year's $99 million. Additionally, affordable housing will be a main priority.
"There are many items included within the proposed budget, $2.8 billion of services to the community. So I believe what's most important is that is does reflect the community priorities," said Sculley.
Community priories include filling police vacancies, animal care services, parks and libraries.
The next steps include more work sessions, budget open houses and two public hearings.
The proposed budget will be adopted by Sept. 13th and the new fiscal year begins on Oct. 1.