Learn about Arlington’s Proposed $478 Million Operating Budget Aug. 31

Residents have another chance this week to learn about the City of Arlington’s $478 million proposed Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget.

The public is invited to attend a town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 31 at Arlington City Hall, 3rd Floor Council Briefing Room, 101 W. Abram St.

Proposals for next fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, include significant investments in public safety and technology, expenses related to the reopening of Ditto Golf Course and the opening of the new Downtown Library as well as implementation of voter-approved Civil Service for the Arlington Fire Department.

The budget, which the Council will vote on in September, also includes funding for the second year of a three-year compensation plan to make city employee salaries and benefits more competitive with area North Texas cities.

The City of Arlington has also proposed to lower its property tax rate for a second consecutive year because of rising property values.

The City Council has scheduled a second vote August 31 on the proposed property tax rate, which would be reduced from 64.48 cents per $100 of assessed value to  63.98 cents per $100 of assessed value.

Click here to learn more about the proposed property tax rate.

The proposed budget and business plan is built around supporting the City Council’s five priorities: Champion Great Neighborhoods, Support Quality Education, Invest in Our Economy, Enhance Regional Mobility and Put Technology to Work.

Visit the Budget & Business Plan website

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