Texas city council forms plan to spend $14M surplus

The Austin, Texas, City Council has decided to spend a $14 million midyear budget surplus on low-income housing, wildfire prevention, school programs, the Police Department and additional staff. A mayoral proposal to provide property-tax relief was not approved by the council. The surplus is a result of lower-than-anticipated spending in city departments and higher-than-projected sales tax revenue.

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