Approximately four months before budget adoption, the Five-Year Financial Forecast is presented to the City Council. The forecast is intended to provide the City Council and the Community with an early financial outlook for the City of San Antonio and to identify significant issues that need to be addressed in the budget development process.
Future revenues and expenditures are taken into account in an effort to determine what type of surplus or deficit the City will face during the next five years. This forecast is crucial for Government leaders when faced with making financial decisions.
The Five-Year Forecast will be made available by May 31, 2013.
Once the Five Year Financial Forecast is presented to the City Council, they are asked to identify goals and priorities that the upcoming budget should address. A goal setting session workshop takes place in the month of June to provide City Council a format to provide City Staff with their service priorities for the upcoming budget year.