Mayor Turner and Council has approved the FY2018 Operating Budget Schedule, which comprises a timeline for passage of the City’s budget for the next fiscal year.
Mayor Turner will release his proposed General Fund Budget on May 9th and Council Members may begin to submit budget amendments on May 10th. City departments will present to Council on their needs through May 23rd and a public hearing will take place on May 24th. Finally, Council is scheduled to vote on the proposed budget on May 31st, and FY2018 will commence July 1, 2017. Mayor Turner noted that, should the Pension Reform Package not be passed by the Texas State Legislature, the budget schedule may change due to the additional expected $100M deficit, layoffs, and service cuts Houston will incur as a result.