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Welcome to the SpeakUp forum for the Fiscal Year 2012-2013 budget. The City of Austin is committed to community engagement and transparency in our budgeting process and we want to hear from you. 

For Fiscal Year 2013, the City is forecasting that a property tax rate increase of 1.84 cents per $100 of taxable value will be needed to achieve a balanced budget at existing service levels .The cost of this tax rate increase to the owner of a median valued home of $182,228 is $33.53per year. Departments have submitted requests for additional dollars to fulfill unmet service demands, or enhancements to services. In an effort to continue to contain costs, the City is also considering several potential budget reductions.

Below you can comment or vote on these potential budget additions and potential budget reductions submitted by City staff.   You can also enter your own suggestions for programs that the City of Austin should enhance or reduce.  

For more information on the City’s budget, a calendar of public budget meetings, and to participate in the budget priorities survey, click here.