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City Council Clashes Over 2017 Budget
Competing ideas on how to spend $969 million
"...Council remains knee-deep in deliberations over the fiscal year 2017 city budget. In its largest incarnation, that's the $3.7..."

Aug. 19, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Austin City Budget: FY 2017 Timeline
"...April 27: Financial forecast and budget overview..."

June 10, 2016 News Feature

Council: Proposed Budget Takes the Stage
City manager and budget staff lay out FY 2017 budget
"...heard the formal presentation of City Manager Marc Ott's FY 2017 city budget. (Mayor Steve Adler and Council Members..."

July 29, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Central Health Faces Questions Over Budget Transparency
Commissioners to vote on the health district's FY 2017 budget on Sept. 20
"...Ahead of adopting its 2017 fiscal year budget, Central Health is fielding questions related..."

Sept. 16, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

If We Had Budget Enough, and Time ...
Council closes in on a final FY 2017 city budget
"...City Council resumes budget deliberations today, Sept. 8, planning a nearly full day..."

Sept. 9, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

City Budget: Something's Gotta Give
Cooling economy, rising costs mean tough choices for City Council
"...The current city budget predicament has a fairly simple frame: For the coming..."

May 12, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Point Austin: The Budget Wrangle Resumes
City Council attempts to spend more, cost less, and ... sustain services
"...list, beginning with the Tuesday work session, Wednesday's all-day budget work session, and Thursday's (Aug. 4) regular agenda, the..."

Aug. 5, 2016 News Column by Michael King

Council: Yes, We Have a Budget
Members approve $3.9 billion budget for next fiscal year
"...City Council completed three days of "budget readings" at around 10pm last Wednesday, and thereby dodged..."

Sept. 22, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Point Austin: Unbalancing the Budget
Council makes final spending decisions with one hand behind its back
"...lot more sympathy for City Council's predicament over the FY 2017 budget if they hadn't been such collaborators in..."

Sept. 9, 2016 News Column by Michael King

City Council Preview: Juggling Act to Include Budget, Transportation Bond
Council agenda occupied by a handful of pressing subjects
"...City Council, with the regular work session Tuesday, a budget work session Wednesday, and today's regular meeting (Aug. 11),..."

Aug. 12, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Strategizing a City Budget
Finance staff delivers tentative 2019 forecast
"...– the fledgling president remarked of the latest federal budget proposal: "It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot..."

April 13, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

Working the Budget
Council and staff review the preliminary numbers, with crossed fingers all around
"...The initial City Council budget work sessions ended with a flourish on June 1,..."

June 10, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

AISD Proposes a Budget
AISD sees its money go back to the state
"...the Legislature. On April 25, trustees received the draft budget for the next school year, and it contains a..."

April 29, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Council: The FY 2018 City Budget
Maintain and sustain
"...FY 2018 Budget: Maintain and Sustain..."

Aug. 4, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

City Budget Squeezed Between Basic Costs and State Neglect
The city has $1.03 billion in taxpayer money. Here's where it's going.
"...Last week's city budget presentation began in tears – those of interim City..."

Aug. 11, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Budget, Contracts, and APD
Activists press City Council on police accountability
"...week carried plenty of business, with CodeNEXT on Tuesday, budget preview on Wednesday, and Thursday's advocate and activist pressure..."

April 24, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Budget Development
Ordering from the Concept Menu
"...track work in progress in the final weeks of budget preparation. The "Menu" (updated daily on the budget office..."

Sept. 1, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

City Budget Preview Remains Strong, With Notes of Caution
Good times continue?
"...That's the extreme thumbnail version of the city budget forecast presentation delivered Wednesday morning by the city of..."

April 29, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Council: Don't Say I Told You So
FY 2017 budget passes after a three-day marathon
"...Council Member Delia Garza who, after a short Friday budget work session, relayed the message, along with a list..."

Sept. 16, 2016 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Council: No Zombies Before Midnight
City Council hears budget pleas, aids workers, tenants … & zombies
"...after several hours of public testimony on the proposed FY 2017 budget, a resolution to require better working conditions..."

Sept. 5, 2016 News Post by Michael King

Point Austin: Partly Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
City Hall begins budget prep with a fair-to-middling forecast
"...City Council began in earnest its annual grind of budget preparation, kicked off with Wednesday's work session presentation of..."

April 6, 2018 News Column by Michael King

Public Notice: Waitin' for the Money
Budget, bond drama overshadows all else
"...It's all budget all the time in city government right now, as..."

Aug. 19, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Council: Dog Days Ahead
What if they proposed a budget, and nobody came?
"...City budget planning gets serious this week, kicking off with a..."

July 26, 2016 News Post by Michael King

Point Austin: Thinking About Budgets
We are short-term planners with long-term problems
"...I've been knee-deep in the FY 2017 city budget for some weeks now, including a..."

Aug. 19, 2016 News Column by Michael King

Mayor's Omnibus Resolution: The Arts Commission Hustle
City group gets moving on policy plan for Austin creatives
"...group's sense of the clock ticking. With the city's FY 2017 budget process moving into high gear, the commission..."

Aug. 8, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

This Is the Box We're In
Council doesn't have a budget, but they're cutting it nonetheless
"...a while before the city of Austin has a budget...."

June 12, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Council: The Numbers Game
Tumbling evermore into the budget
"...some other work done. Highest on the agenda is budget preparation, the subject of regular Wednesday work sessions for..."

May 26, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

The Future of Austin’s Crime Lab
The backlog of DNA evidence is moving, but is it shrinking?
"...In September, during sessions to determine the city's 2017 fiscal budget, Council approved an additional $1.4 million in..."

Dec. 2, 2016 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Council Reaches Consensus on Mobility Bond
Adler's "Go Big" Baby
"...public hearings (Items 87-93) on the proposed Fiscal Year 2017 budget, all set for a "time-certain" (no earlier than)..."

Aug. 19, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Council: Downtown Puzzle or Rubik’s Cube?
Dais division brewing over hotel tax spending, tourism industry
"...With a divided Council and uncertain prospects, Mayor Steve..."

Aug. 28, 2017 News Post by Michael King

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