The Budget Division aims to control spending within the City's means, establish and maintain reserves, budget costs with all due transparency, and incorporate economic and long-term planning into the budget process.
The City of San Angelo received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2015-16 budget from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.
Capital Improvement Plan
The Capital Improvement Plan, or CIP, is meant to reflect a comprehensive picture of the needs and activities throughout San Angelo's municipal government. The CIP is a planning tool and does not function as a funding source.
In 2007, the City of San Angelo prepared and adopted the first five-year CIP to better reflect a comprehensive picture of the needs and activities throughout the organization. City staff is currently preparing the 2017-22 Capital Improvement Plan. Eligible projects must have a useful life of at least three years, have a total estimated cost of more than $25,000 and require six months or more to complete. Street, water, drainage and park projects are included in the CIP, as is the renovation and expansion of City Auditorium.
The city charter requires that a five-year CIP be published and available to citizens – which will be in hard copy form at City Hall, 72 W. College Ave., and online. The charter further mandates that public input will be sought to ensure it addresses citizens’ needs and wishes. Public input may be offered via an online form at cosatx.us/CIPinput.
San Angeloans can share thoughts of what should be the City’s capital improvement priorities during an upcoming public forum on Tuesday, February 23 at 6 p.m. The forum will be in the City Council chambers at the McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive. Afterward, the forum will be broadcast daily on SATV, Suddenlink channel 17, and will be available on the City’s website and on its YouTube channel.
Once the City Council approves the plan this spring, it will be used to help shape the budget for fiscal year 2018, which begins Oct. 1, 2017. CIP projects have a wide range of funding sources, including grants, designated revenue, debt instruments, fund balances, and sales and property taxes.
GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation submission
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