Advertisement

Austin Local News

News > Austin Local News > Austin City Council presents a $3.5 billion budget

Austin City Council presents a $3.5 billion budget

After taking about one month off, Austin City Council members came back together to talk budget. The City Council met at Austin Energy, while the City Council chambers undergo renovations to make room for the new 10-1 City Council, and started the meeting off on a high note by singing 'Happy Birthday.' Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo turned 50 Thursday, and Council Member Mike Martinez will turn 45 later next month.  After a bit of song and dance, it was back to business. City Manager Marc Ott, and his staff, presented a $3.5 billion budget for the 2015 fiscal year. Their proposal decreases the property tax rate from 50.27 cents per $100 home valuation to 48.09 cents.  "We've tried to be mindful of the affordability challenge that we're all concerned with here in Austin, and that's evident in our ability to recommend a budget that has a 2.2 cent decrease," said Ott.   http://www.kvue.com/story/news/local/2014/07/31/austin-city-manager-pres...

(Credit: Department of Public Safety) The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help...
(Credit: Associated Press) A Texas lawmaker expects federal investigators to call for hot air balloon pilots to...
(Credit: Major League Soccer) Precourt Sports Ventures, LLC (PSV), owner of Columbus Crew SC since 2013, announced...
If you are a Williamson County property owner expect your property tax bill in the mail this week. County Tax...
(photo: shutterstock By Vitezslav Valka) Another person is hit by a car this morning, this time while walking down...