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Boerne, TX

State of the City


Mayor Tim Handren
January 16, 2020
It’s Really About the Community!
Boerne City
Council
• D1: Ty Wolosin
• D2: Mayor Pro-Tem Nina Woolard
• D3: Quinten Scott
• D4: Brian Fowler
• D5: Joseph Macaluso
Mayor’s Top Priorities

COMMUNICATION MASTER PLAN TRANSPORTATION UNIFIED WATER


DEVELOPMENT CODE
City's Economic
Health
• 32 years - Certificate of
Excellence in Financial Report
• "Aa2" Rating from Moody’s
Investor Services
• "AA" Rating from Fitch
• By TML standards, very strong
financials
Growth: Looking Backwards
2010 Population: 10,471

2010 Calls for Service: 13,707 2018: Pop. 17,106 63%

2018 Violent Crime: 144


2018: Calls 63,314 361%

2019: Crime 134 7%


Growth: Looking Forward
“The growth is coming, no matter what.”

“We’ve got to manage growth….”

“We’ve got to stop the growth!”

“Somebody should do something!”


Growth Will Continue to Strain
our Strained Infrastructure!

• Roads • Schools
• Drainage • Business
• Utilities • Employment
• Parks • People
• Services • Environment
Efforts Underway
• Stormwater drainage improvements
• Transportation Committee to identify
mobility opportunities
• Master Plan and UDC
• New stream setbacks to improve water
quality
• Integrated Water Plan
• Wholesale power supply contracts
through 2028
• Strong collaboration with EDC,
Chamber, et al for future
• Planet Texas 2050 – UT Collaboration
Financial Impacts
Plan/Paying for Future
• Roads
• New Fire Station
• New Parks / Green Space
• Acquire Land for Future Use
• Stormwater Drainage Remediation
• Utility Infrastructure Expansion
• Wastewater Treatment Plant
Expansion
• Library Expansion
• Swimming Pool / Splash Pad
Financing the Future
• Leverage State
Government when easible
• “Tighten the belt”
• “Smart” Debt
• Raise Taxes
• Don’t do dumb things!
What About the Workforce?
• Federal “HUD” definition for “affordable housing”
• Paying no more than 30% of Household income
• Kendall County average HH income is $93,000/year
• $93,000 * 80% = $74,400 ($36/hour…..HUD definition for PFC)
• $74,400 * 30% = $22,320
• $22,320 / 12 = $1,860 / month (HUD “affordability”)
• Let’s do some math:
• For rental of $1,200 / month
• $1,200 * 12 = $14,400 / year
• $14,400 as 30% of income means $48,000/year ($23/hour)
• Economics 101, 202
It’s Really About the Community!
Most Difficult Challenge?
• Challenges of the future are clear
• Education / communication by government is tantamount
• Community engagement at meaningful level will be critical

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