The Round Rock City Council approved Thursday, Sept. 9, a $525.4 million budget for Fiscal Year 2022 focused on infrastructure spending and new programs designed to meet the demands of a growing community. The budget includes a record amount for road construction and a new mental health response team to deal with increasing challenges faced by public safety officers.
The City Council also approved a property tax rate of 39.7 cents per $100 of valuation, which is 4.2 cents less than the current property tax rate of 43.9 cents. The rate is an increase of 1.0 cent, or 2.5 percent above the No New Revenue rate of .38.7441 cents, which is the rate that generates the same amount of revenue as the previous year based on the growth in property values from the previous year.
Council voted unanimously on the final readings to approve the budget and tax rate.
The owner of a median taxable value home will see a property tax increase of approximately $2 per month. The tax rate increase is needed to provide additional funding to pay for the City’s $240 million road expansion program, Driving Progress.
To learn more about the budget, you can review a series of blog posts about the FY 22 financial plan:
- $525.4 million spending plan for FY 22 keeps Round Rock Building Toward the Future
- Budget proposal includes major infrastructure investment
- Proposed budget devotes $37 million to police, a 7% increase
- Aggressive road building program requires slight tax increase
- Leveraging local sales taxes pays off for City homeowners
- Sports tourism is the big hit, but hotel occupancy tax funds also pay for arts, historic preservation
- Budget ensures strategic priorities kept in motion
For complete budget information, visit roundrocktexas.gov/budget.