Houston releases schedule for city budget presentations, public input

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As the city of Houston prepares its annual budget, members of the public can hear presentations on individual city departments' budget proposals and offer feedback (Courtesy Visit Houston)

As the city of Houston prepares its annual budget, members of the public can hear presentations on individual city departments' budget proposals and offer feedback (Courtesy Visit Houston)

As the city of Houston prepares its annual budget, members of the public can hear presentations on individual city departments' budget proposals and offer feedback. The city's 2020-21 adopted budget was $5.1 billion and was passed amid intense scrutiny of city spending, particularly for the police department. Mayor Sylvester Turner will present the city's overall budget proposal on May 11. City Council votes on the budget June 2 and individual council members have the opportunity to suggest amendments to the mayor's proposal. The city's 2021-2022 fiscal year begins July 1. Meetings are held virtually at www.houstontx.swagit.com/live.

Below is the full public hearing schedule.

May 12

Noon, Special Called Budget and Fiscal Affairs Meeting on 5-year financial outlook

1 p.m., Finance Department


May 17

11 a.m., Mayor's Office

11:30 a.m., Housing and Community Development Department

Noon, Legal Department

12:30 p.m. Human Resources Department

1:30 p.m., Municipal Court System

2 p.m. Houston Public Library System

2:30 p.m. Department of Neighborhoods

3 p.m. Information Technology Department

May 18

9 a.m. Police Department

10 a.m. Fire Department

11 a.m. Parks and Recreation Department

11:30 a.m. General Services Department

May 19

1 p.m. Public Works Department

2 p.m. Health Department

3 p.m. Solid Waste Department

May 20

11 a.m. Special called Budget and Fiscal Affairs meeting on city's controller's economic trends report

Noon, City Controller's Officer

12:30 p.m., Planning and Development Department

1 p.m. Office of Business Opportunity

1:30 p.m. Fleet Management

2 p.m. Administrative and Regulatory Affairs Department

2:30 p.m. City Council offices

3 p.m. Houston Airport System
By Emma Whalen
Emma is Community Impact Newspaper's Houston City Hall reporter. Previously, she covered public health, education and features for several Austin-area publications. A Boston native, she is a former student athlete and alumna of The University of Texas at Austin.