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This section is meant to provide taxpayers with additional information to ensure that we are being transparent with the City's finances.  By opening our books to the public, taxpayers can see exactly where their money is going. 

Financial Transparency

Provided in this section are:

OpenGov

An interactive reporting tool that allows citizens to explore our budget data online in various graphical formats selected by the use.

Financial Awards

Recent awards for the Finance Department for financial leadership, distinguished budget presentation and excellence in financial reporting.

Annual Budget

Approved budgets for the last five years and the proposed budget for the upcoming year.

Annual Financial Report

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the last five years.  This report is the annual audited financial statements.

Monthly Check Register

The monthly check register including all operating checks written, all outgoing wire transfers and summaries of semi-weekly payroll.

Tax Information

Local tax rates and truth in taxation summary for the City.

Capital Improvement Program

Ensuring the current generation of citizens, officials, and staff continue to planning for our future generations.

Bonded Debt

Bonded debt pledge, debt outstanding, future maturity schedules and most recent bond ratings.

Energy Usage

Municipal energy usage for the most recent calendar year in accordance with HB 3693.

Streets 5-Year Project Plan

Street project cost, work, and location breakdown over a 5-year period

Public Information Request

Instructions and related forms to make a public information request.

Tax Information

Provided in this section are:


Capital Improvements Program

The citizens of Abilene receive services from the City of Abilene facilities that exist because of the foresight and planning of previous generations of citizens, officials, and staff.  The Capital Improvements Program is tasked with making sure that the current generation of citizens, officials, and staff continue to demonstrate the same foresight and planning for our future generations.

The Capital Improvements Program consists of an annual Capital Improvements Budget as well as the City’s Bond Program.

Capital Improvements Budget

The Capital Improvements Budget is a 5-Year Planning Budget to address the ongoing capital needs of the various Departments of the City.  It provides a transparent, accountable mechanism for planning future capital investment needs.  Projects that are included in the Capital Improvements Program typically include:

  • Purchase of major capital equipment necessary to the critical operations of the City.
  • Acquisition of land and other real property.
  • Major renovations and improvements of existing buildings and facilities.
  • Studies and Master Plan development that creates the strategic investment priorities for the various City Departments and activities.

Bond Program 

The City’s Bond Program is an ongoing mechanism for City officials and staff to develop plans for the expansion of City Services and/or construction of new City facilities.  These plans are then presented to Council appointed committees for consideration and presentation to the voters in the form of Bond Elections.  Projects and Propositions that are approved by the voters are then executed by the Capital Improvements Department.


Bonded Debt

Provided in this section are:

Notice of Bond Election - City Council Resolution ordering a bond election for capital improvements to be held on May 9, 2015.

Citizen's Guide to the May 9, 2015 Bond Election - Voter information as well as project and proposition information.

Schedule of General Long-Term Obligation Bonds Payable - Schedule of bonds payable expected to be repaid from annually assessed debt service property tax rates.

Debt Service Requirements to Maturity for General Obligation Debt - Debt service requirements to maturity for debt expected to be repaid from annually assessed debt service property taxes.

Schedule of Waterworks & Sewer System Long Term Obligation Bonds Payable - Schedule of bonds payable expected to be repaid from excess Water & Sewer revenues.

Debt Service Requirements to Maturity for Waterworks & Sewer System Bonds Payable - Debt service requirements to maturity for debt expected to be repaid from excess Water & Sewer revenues.

HB 1378 Debt Transparency- Debt transparency information as required by Texas HB 1378.

Fitch Bond Ratings - Most recent bond rating letter affirming the City's AA+ bond rating.

Standard & Poors Bond Rating - Most recent bond rating letter affirming the City's AA+ bond rating.

For additional information related to transparency in government, including local debt see the Texas State Comptroller's website at texastransparency.org*


Streets 5-Year Project Plan

Project Breakdown

Project Location


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