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Aug 12, 11:00am CDT
2019 – 2020 law enforcement budget

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About this meeting

In this meeting, the city council will vote to adopt the proposed 2020 – 2021 budget, which includes a $2,220,421 increase in the operating budget of the police department.

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Items related to law enforcement on this agenda: Item 1: Ordinance adopting the City of Austin Budget for Fiscal Year 2020 - 2021

General Fund

40% of Austin's 2019 – 2020 General Fund was spent on law enforcement.
A general fund is a city’s primary account, funded by taxes (like property and sales tax) and used to pay for services such as the fire department, public works, parks, community services and more.

In comparison

Here are some examples of 2019 – 2020 budget items that received less funding than law enforcement:

Law enforcement
Public Health
Housing & Community Development
Public Library

Decision Makers

Steve Adler
Mayor · Reelection 2022
Natasha Harper-Madison
Council, District 1 · Reelection 2022
Delia Garza
Council, District 2 · Reelection 2020
Sabino "Pio" Renteria
Council, District 3 · Reelection 2022
Gregorio "Greg" Casar
Council, District 4 · Reelection 2020
Ann Kitchen
Council, District 5 · Reelection 2022
James Flannigan
Council, District 6 · Reelection 2020
Leslie Pool
Council, District 7 · Reelection 2020
Paige Ellis
Council, District 8 · Reelection 2022
Kathie Tovo
Council, District 9 · Reelection 2022
Alison Alter
Council, District 10 · Reelection 2020