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Speak Up to help set the city budget

Preparing and passing our budget is the most important work we do as a city each year. It’s far more than just an allocation of our resources. The budget shows our city’s priorities, where our sights are set for the year ahead, and what we value most as San Antonians.

Citizen input has always been a crucial part of this budget process, and each year, we try to find new ways to let you share your thoughts. This year, I’d like to introduce you to SASpeakUp.

In-person community budget meetings remain a central part of our outreach, but with your busy schedules, we know that isn’t always the best option. SASpeakUp, through its website and social media accounts, gives you the tools to share your input anytime, anywhere. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to explore their website and connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.

Regardless of how you choose to connect, know that your input propels our city forward. No matter which city services you care most about—libraries, parks, transportation infrastructure—your voice will be an invaluable addition to this conversation.

Upcoming Community Budget Meeting

This coming Monday, I invite you to join us to hear a midyear update on this year’s budget and to discuss what we should prioritize in the year ahead. Northside Neighborhoods for Organized Development, or NNOD, will host us at Hardberger Park’s Urban Ecology Center on Monday, June 8, at 7 p.m. Maria Villagomez, our city’s budget director, will be there to answer your questions about the budget process.

Hope to see you there!

Phillip Anferson
Phillip Anferson

Lower city taxes, use the cite and release law passed by the state for marijuana possession. Let people with non violent crimes out of jail. Fire ALL the Court appointed attorneys who are NOT doing their jobs, like not talking to their clients in prison. Allow Uber and Lyft to operate in San Antonio. Creating jobs.