$1 Billion Budget for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Approved
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Corpus Christi Mayor Joe McComb and the City Council approved an operating and capital budget of $1 billion for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 which begins October 1.
- There is no City property tax rate increase in the FY 2021 Budget.
- No fee/rate adjustments.
- No change in water.
- No change in wastewater rate.
- No stormwater fee enacted.
The balanced budget is designed to address the community’s top priorities including streets, public safety, and parks.
The budget includes:
- Almost $80 million in Street Maintenance and Reconstruction and voters will have the opportunity to vote on an additional $61 million in street improvements in November with Bond 2020.
- New $1 million to provide maintenance for concrete streets
- Funding provided to rehabilitate over 14 miles of Ocean Drive
- An additional five (5) police officers which will bring the total uniformed police force to 456.
- Funding for Fire cadet classes. The Fire Department is expected to be at full strength for the first time in over a decade with 414 sworn firefighters in July 2021.
- Additional hours for Library staff to better serve the public.
- Two Neighborhood Code Compliance Officers for stronger neighborhood Code Enforcement.
As part of the FY 2021 budget process, Council Members and City Staff hosted five virtual public input sessions for residents to better understand the budget. Resident input was instrumental in finalizing the budget. The citizens’ feedback resulted in added funding to increase Public Library digital resources for patrons and a shade structure for a community park.
For more information and to view the approved budget, visit www.cctexas.com/departments/budget-strategic-management.