The City of Austin Budget Office is seeking resident input and feedback on city services and your budget priorities to be used in the budget development process.
To have your voice heard, click on the green button below:
The Austin Budget Simulator will be available now through July 15th, 2016. Results from the exercise will be compiled and presented to City leadership in the annual Public Engagement Report. The FY 2016-17 Public Engagement Report will be available to the public here and at Austin Finance Online in August 2016. We hope you enjoy Austin Budget Simulator and will share the activity with your friends.
To learn more about the City’s budget, watch our award-winning Budget Basics video:
There are many other ways to get involved and participate in the City's budget process. You can attend a Board and Commission meeting, speak at a Public Hearing on the budget or tax rate, or send your comments to us directly by emailing BudgetQA@austintexas.gov. We will also be out in the community with iPads available for residents to participate in the Austin Budget Simulator at events in May and June. Check back soon for a full list of event information.
Board and Commission Meetings
The City of Austin would like to hear your budget priorities for the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Budget. During May and June, the City's boards and commissions will be discussing various department FY 2017-21 Financial Forcast information in public meetings.
Budget Public Hearing/Tax Rate Public Hearing/Utility Rate Public Hearing - August 18th.
Budget Public Hearing/Tax Rate Public Hearing - September 1st.
Austin Budget Simulator Events
The Austin Budget Simulator will be available to take on iPads at the following events. This schedule is subject to change, so check back for updates. If you have any questions, please let us know at BudgetQA@austintexas.gov.