FY22 Budget

Proposed FY22 Budget and Five Year CIP

The City Manager's proposed FY22 budget and CIP totals $297.96 million, with $238.86 million in operating funds and $59.1 million in capital projects for FY22. As we enter the second year of economic impacts from COVID-19 and related uncertainty, we are starting to see a return to normal and optimism for continued recovery. However, our approach to financial management continues to be conservative – though in a modified manner.

For the FY22 budget, the focus is on balancing financial and operational stability – in essence, providing additional funding for the City’s highest priorities while also protecting against continued downside risk and economic uncertainty. Priorities for funding in the proposed budget include base budget increase and limited restoration of funding levels for services to departments to allow provision of services to the public – with restoration primarily focused on infrastructure rehabilitation and investments in the fleet and high-tech replacement funds.  Additionally, funding is also included for community priorities such as supplemental sidewalk rehabilitation, mobility and traffic safety, and special events; citizen engagement and customer service enhancements; public safety training, equipment, facilities and operations; and efforts to further turn the disruptions over the past two years into opportunities – including citywide “Better than Before” planning efforts and increased innovation.  

Additionally, staff has internally outlined priorities for a mid-year budget amendment should recovery occur more quickly than is anticipated in the budget – recognizing that the proposed budget as presented does not fully meet the Sugar Land Way as a result of a multi-year delay and reset of recurring revenues due to the economic impacts of the pandemic.

For PDF copies of the proposed FY22 Budget and Five Year CIP documents, please see the links below:

FY22 Proposed Budget

Fund FY22 Budget FY21 Budget $ Change % Change
General Fund
101,134,034
97,786,211
3,347,823
3.4%
Debt Service Funds
30,685,574
32,386,464
-1,700,890
-5.3%
Utility Fund
48,221,656
44,628,068
3,593,588
8.1%
Airport Fund
15,764,159
13,280,686
2,483,473
18.7%
Solid Waste Fund
8,764,587
8,364,958
402,629
4.8%
Economic Development
14,616,157
11,692,473
2,923,684
25%
Other Funds
19,671,782
18,201,097
1,470,685
8.1%
Total Operating
238,857,949
226,336,957
12,520,992
5.5%
Capital Projects
59,099,965
27,653,500
31,446,465
113.7%
Total All Funds
297,957,914
253,990,457
43,967,457
17.3%

GO Bond Implementation

The FY22 proposed budget includes $29.96 million for projects approved by voters in the 2019 GO Bond election.

GO bond projects funded in FY22 include:

  • Austin Park/Chimneystone Drainage Improvements
  • Riverbend Stormwater Inlets and Pipes Replacement
  • Telfair Drainage Improvements – New Territory Blvd at Chatham
  • Avalon/Brazos Landing/Commonwealth Drainage Improvements – Phase I
  • Covington Woods Drainage Improvements – Covington West & Imperial Woods (design)
  • Fire/EMS Apparatus Replacement
  • Public Safety & Public Services Building Rehabilitation
  • Public Safety Training Facility – Phase II (design)
  • Soldiers Field Extension to SH6 & Roundabout at First Colony/Soldiers Field
  • Major Street Rehabilitation

Remaining projects are planned for funding in FY23-25, consistent with direction from City Council during last year's budget process to slow the implementation of the GO bond projects due to the economic impacts from COVID-19.