The Finance department provides a full range of accounting, accounts payable, payroll, treasury management, budgeting and purchasing services.
SARA has the statutory authority to impose an ad valorem tax for use in planning, operations and maintenance activities only. Its tax is statutorily limited to two cents per $100 of assessed property valuation. The FY 2016-2017 ad valorem tax rate is set at $0.01729 per $100 assessed valuation and the approved 2016-17 budget is $161.9M.
Additional Budget Information
Bond Election Pledge
Adopted Budget Revenues FY 2016-17
Adopted Budget Expenditures By Classification FY 2016-17
Adopted Budget Expenditures By Service Area FY 2016-17
General Fund Operating Budget
Property Valuations and Tax Rates
Capital Programs Funding
Average Wastewater Bill
AP Check Register July 2016
AP Check Register July 2016 Excel
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FY16 Check Register Excel
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AP Check Register July 2015
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AP Check Register January 2016
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FY 15 Check Register Excel
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Total outstanding debt obligations FY 2016 $46,576,000
Total revenue supported debt obligations $39,080,000
Total other debt obligations $ 7,496,000
The San Antonio River Authority’s outstanding debt is comprised of debt issued for capital improvement projects including flood control structures and wastewater treatment plant and collection system improvements, as well as a facility for parks maintenance operations and staff. During fiscal year 2016, excess revenue debt was issued to fund the purchase and renovation of the Urban Reach Operations Center which houses the staff that manages the Museum Reach San Antonio River improvements. These excess revenue bonds are not backed by ad valorem taxes.
In addition, the San Antonio River Authority Public Facilities Corporation issued debt for the construction of a maintenance facility for the Watershed and Parks Operation staff. The River Authority has also issued debt on behalf of partner agencies to fund improvements to their wastewater and reuse systems that benefit the San Antonio watershed.
Although the River Authority has no legal debt limits, its enabling statute prohibits the River Authority from pledging any ad valorem tax revenue to a debt issuance. The outstanding debt for the River Authority is currently paid from Bexar County flood control property tax revenues through a contract the county; wastewater systems revenues generated from user fees; and other outside agencies through contracts with entities such as the Alamo Community College District and the Universal City.
HB 1378 Debt Obligation Reporting under Local Government Code Section 140.008
The 84th Legislature passed HB 1378 to increase the transparency of local government debt. Under Local Government Code §140.008 political subdivisions, including counties, cities, school districts, junior college districts, special purpose districts, and other subdivisions of state government must annually compile their debt obligation data from the preceding fiscal year.
Tax Rates for Current Fiscal Year
The tax rate for the current 2017 fiscal year is 1.729 cents per $100 valuation.
Outstanding debt for last five years and principal amount of each debt obligation.
2017 Budget – Downloadable Data
100 E. Guenther St.
San Antonio, TX 78204
Phone: (210) 227-1373
Fax: (210) 302-3689
P.O. Box 839980
San Antonio, TX 78283-9980