Commissioners court to make latest changes to Hays County budget


Tuesday’s regular Commissioners’ Tribunal meeting will begin with several proclamations from Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra.

The first proclamation will declare October 1, 2021, National Manufacturing Day. On September 17, 2021, marking the 234th anniversary of the constitution of the United States of America by the Constitutional Convention, the second proclamation will declare September 17-23, 2021 Constitution Week.

October 2021 will be declared CAPCOG Cyber ​​Security Awareness Month. The final proclamation will recognize Hispanic Heritage Month and the contributions of Hays County’s early indigenous and tejano families.

During the meeting, there will also be discussions and possible steps taken to approve joint election agreements for entities that contract with Hays County Elections for the general election on November 2, 2021.

Jurisdictions that enter into an electoral contract with the Hays County Election Administrator include the Town of San Marcos, the Town of Austin, the Town of Buda, the Town of Kyle, the Town of Woodcreek, Wimberley ISD and Comal ISD .

The council will also discuss and take possible actions to reduce, reverse and / or change the application of the Hays County Fire Code.

Salaries and allowances for fiscal year (FY) 2022 for elected Hays County officials will be discussed with the ratification of the property tax increase. If passed, property tax revenues would represent an increase of 0.63% over last year’s budget.

There will be a review and possible action to approve an ordinance adopting the tax rate for fiscal year 2022 and levy the taxes.

Regarding the redistribution, there will be a presentation on the initial assessment of Hays County for the purposes of the redistribution assessment.

There will also be discussion and possible action to adopt the findings of fact regarding the political boundaries of Hays County and an ordinance for the redistribution of the political boundaries.

The presentation and initial assessment will be given by a representative from Allison, Bass, Magee, who will also provide guidance on the next steps to be taken.

At 1 p.m., the court will hold a final public hearing regarding Hays County’s proposed fiscal 2022 budget. Once the last changes have been made, the court will adopt the budget.

The Commissioners Tribunal meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the historic Hays County Courthouse, located at 111 E. San Antonio St.

Those wishing to participate in public comments can submit a public participation / witness form to the county clerk before 9 a.m. on Tuesday.

For those not attending the meeting but still wanting to submit public comments to read in Commissioners Tribunal, visit the Hays County website to complete and submit a PDF form to [email protected] no later than 5 p.m. on the day before a meeting of the Commissioners Tribunal.

To view the full meeting agenda or watch the live stream from the Commissioners Tribunal, visit

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