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New City Council gets first look at 2018 budget priorities

Residents filled out online survey

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio residents have spoken and City Council now has an idea of what to focus on as they help craft the city's budget for the 2018 fiscal year.

Mayor Ron Nirenberg and council members went over the results from surveys completed by more than 6,000 people.

The surveys showed, that streets are the most highly used city service, followed by trash and recycling pickup, sidewalks and parks and greenways.

Residents were also asked to rank priorities for the upcoming fiscal year.

First on the list was streets, drainage, sidewalks and transportation. Other important issues were public safety, human and social services and economic development. 

The next step will be for city manager Sheryl Sculley to present the proposed budget to City Council for feedback in August.

The city will then hold a series of open houses to gather additional input. A final budget will be adopted in September and go into effect in October.

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