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City Council Approves FY 2019 Budget

On Tuesday, the City Council unanimously approved a $989.3 million budget for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget.

“The approved budget reflects continued efforts in balancing the present and future needs of the City,” said Mayor Dee Margo. “With the Council’s and city staff’s assistance, we will continue to provide for the level of services for public safety and streets that we have come to enjoy in our City while always respecting the taxpayer.”

The new budget is an increase of 3.99 cents per $100 property valuation, or $37.91 per year on a $100,000 home.

“This budget continues our efforts to offer a sustainable, balanced budget that effectively responds to needs of the City and commits resources to help us focus on streets, public safety, and quality of life in El Paso,” said City Manager Tommy Gonzalez. “It meets the needs of the growing city and further aligns our services with the priorities and expectations of City Council and the community.”

According to a news release from the city, the new budget continues to provide property tax relief for over 47,700 homes with Senior/Disabled exemptions. The annual savings is approximately $379 if you receive the general homestead and the over 65/disabled exemptions.

Included in the news release was a breakdown of specific areas that city officials say the increased tax revenue would be applied.

Streets

  • $7 million increase for 50 residential street maintenance projects
  • ADA on-demand request funding at $500,000 annually
  • More efficient pothole patching – 45,000 potholes per year

Public Safety

  • Pay raises for police officers and firefighters
  • Net increase of 87 new officers over the last three years (On October 1,, will be at the same level as 2010)
  • Implementation of the Crisis Intervention Team to assist with mental illness responses
  • Police, Fire, and 911 Communicator academies
  • Replacement of Fire Station #12
  • 150 new police vehicles on the street by August 2019; 150 by August 2019
  • 3 new firetrucks and 2 new ambulances

 

Quality of Life Projects

  • Park maintenance costs
  • Turf renovation program
  • Recent grand openings
  • Eastside sports complex
  • Asia Gateway and Endangered Species Carousel at the Zoo
  • Upcoming projects
    • Groundbreaking for Eastside Regional Park on August 23 – includes natatorium, diving well, recreation pool, and community center
    • 3 new recreation centers
    • Chihuahuan Desert at the Zoo

City Schedules 2019 Budget Sessions Starting Monday, July 9th

The City of El Paso will begin the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget sessions on Monday, July 9, in the second floor Main Conference Room of City Hall located at 300 North Campbell.

All budget sessions will be broadcast live on City TV (U-Verse 99, Spectrum 1300, over the air 13.4, and online) and will be re-broadcast at 6:00 p.m. The meetings are also streamed live on the City’s website.

The meetings will be held:

  • Monday, July 9 – 9:00 a.m.

Goal Team Budget Presentations*

 

  • Tuesday, July 10 – 12:00 p.m.

Goal Team Budget Presentations*

 

  • Wednesday, July 11 – 9:00 a.m.

Goal Team Budget Presentations*

 

  • Thursday, July 12 – 9:00 a.m. (only if needed)

Goal Team Budget Presentations*

 

  • Monday, July 30 – 9:00 a.m.

Special City Council meeting to review Certified Valuations and introduce FY 2019 Tax Rate

 

  • Tuesday, August 7 – 9:00 a.m.

Regular City Council Meeting – 1st Public Hearing on Tax Rate

 

  • Tuesday, August 14 – 9:00 a.m.

Regular City Council Meeting – 2nd Public Hearing on Tax Rate

 

  • Tuesday, August 21 – 9:00 a.m.

Regular City Council Meeting – Council adopts FY 2019 budget and tax rate

 

*Goal Presentations

Goal #1                  Economic Development, Airport, International Bridges, and Destination El Paso

Goal #3                  Planning and Inspections

Goal #2                  Fire, Municipal Court, and Police

Goal #4                  Library, Museums & Cultural Affairs, Parks & Recreation, and Zoo

Goal #5                  Information Technology

Goal #6                  City Attorney, City Manager, Human Resources, Mayor & Council, Municipal Clerk, Non-departmental,                         Comptroller, Purchasing, and Tax Office

Goal #7                  Capital Improvements, Sun Metro, and Streets & Maintenance

Goal #8                  Animal Services, Community Development, Environmental Services, and Public Health

Video: Your City in 5 – City Budget Edition

In this special edition YCI5, Host Rick Isaias  focuses on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2018.

It contains key information about the proposed budget. For more information on the proposed budget and other services provided by the City of El Paso, visit www.elpasotexas.gov.

City Set to Begin 2018 Budget Sessions Monday

The City of El Paso will begin the Fiscal Year 2018 budget sessions on Monday, July 10, 2017, in the second floor Main Conference Room of City Hall located at 300 N. Campbell.

All budget sessions will be broadcast live on City TV (Spectrum 15.2, U-Verse 99, and for non-cable/non-satellite subscribers {regular TV} DTV 13.4), streamed live on the City’s website at elpasotexas.gov, and will be re-broadcast at6:00 p.m. on City TV.

The dates and times are as follows:

  • Monday, July 10, 2017 (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)*
    • City Manager Overview
    • Goal 1 – Economic Development (Airport, Bridges, Economic Development, Destination El Paso)
    • Goal 2 – Public Safety (Police and Fire)
    • Goal 3 – Visual Image (Planning & Inspections)
    • Goal 4 – Quality of Life (Library, Museums, Parks, Zoo)
  • Tuesday, July 11 (To begin at conclusion of Regular City Council Meeting)*
    • Goal 5 – Communication (IT)
    • Goal 6 – Sound Governance (City Attorney, City Manager, HR, Mayor/Council, Municipal Clerk, Non-Dept., Comptroller, Purchasing, Tax)
    • Goal 7 – Infrastructure (CID, Sun Metro, Streets and Maintenance)
    • Goal 8 – Healthy Community (Environmental Services, Animal Services, Community Development, Public Health)
  • Wednesday, July 12 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm)
    • Only if necessary
  • Thursday, July 13 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm)
    • Only if necessary
  • Monday, July 31 (9:00 am)
    • Review of certified appraisal tax roll and introduction of tax rate ordinance
  • Tuesday, August 8 (8:00 am)
    • 1st public hearing on tax rate and budget public hearing
  • Tuesday, August 15 (8:00 am)
    • 2nd public hearing on tax rate
  • Tuesday, August 22 (8:00 am)
    • Adoption of budget and tax rate

Video+Story: City Asking Public for Suggestions for the 2018 Budget

The City of El Paso is gearing up for the Fiscal Year 2018 budget and is looking for suggestions from city residents on how to improve services.

“As we begin developing the budget for Fiscal Year 2018, we want the public to ‘chime in’ by submitting their ideas,” states Robert Cortinas, Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Some of last year’s ideas resulted in new street maintenance equipment, ADA improvements, and upgraded playgrounds.

According to the city’s website, the suggestion will be reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget, which will then be forwarded to the appropriate department for further handling.

The Office of Management and Budget and appropriate Department will review the suggestions.

To submit suggestions, the public can click on the Chime In banner on the City’s webpage.

City of El Paso Set to Begin Budget Sessions

The City of El Paso will begin the FY 2017 budget sessions on Tuesday, June 28, in the second floor Main Conference Room of City Hall located at 300 N. Campbell.

All budget sessions will be streamed live on the City’s website and will be re-broadcast on City TV (Time Warner 15.2, U-Verse 99, and non-cable/non-satellite subscribers {regular TV} DTV 13.4) at 6:00pm.

The dates and times are as follows:

• Tuesday, June 28 (To begin at conclusion of Regular City Council Meeting)

o City Manager Overview

o Goal 1 – Economic Development (Airport, Bridges, Economic Development, Destination El Paso)

• Wednesday, June 29 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm)

o Goal 2 – Public Safety (Police and Fire)

o Goal 3 – Visual Image (Planning & Inspections)

o Goal 4 – Quality of Life (Library, Museums, Parks, Zoo)

o Goal 5 – Communication (IT)

• Thursday, June 30 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm)

o Goal 6 – Sound Governance (City Attorney, City Mgr, HR, Mayor/Council, Muni Clerk, Non-Dept, Comptroller, Purchasing, Tax)

o Goal 7 – Infrastructure (CID, Sun Metro, SAM)

o Goal 8 – Healthy Community (Environmental Services, Animal Services, Community Development, Public Health)

• Monday, July 11 (9:00 to 5:00 pm, only if necessary)

• Tuesday, July 12 (To begin at conclusion of Regular City Council Meeting, only if necessary)

Public’s Ideas Requested for City of El Paso’s 2017 Budget

The City of El Paso is gearing up for the 2017 budget and is looking for suggestions from city residents on how to save the City money and improve services.

“As we begin developing the budget for Fiscal Year 2017, we want to encourage our citizens to participate in the process by submitting their ideas and suggestions,” states Robert Cortinas, Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

According to the OMB’s website, “The budget and management staff of OMB develops and administers the budget process as a sound basis for planning, decision-making, and managing control of City resources for the Mayor, City Council, department heads, and the public.”

The public can click on the Budget Think Tank banner on the City’s webpage to access the form to submit their ideas.

 

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