Residents Invited to Attend FY 2018 Budget Town Hall Meetings
By Office of Communication
Posted on August 22, 2017, August 22, 2017

Residents Invited to Attend FY

Residents can learn more about the City of Arlington"s $478 million proposed Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget at two upcoming town hall meetings.

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 public hearing during its Tuesday, August 22 evening meeting on whether to reduce Arlington"s property tax rate from 64.48 cents per $100 of assessed value to 63.98 cents per $100 of assessed value. A second public hearing on the proposed property tax rate is scheduled during the August 31 City Council meeting.

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

Town Hall Meeting #1

6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 24
Arlington Municipal Airport, 5000 South Collins Street

Town Hall Meeting #2

6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 31
Arlington City Hall, 3rd Floor Council Briefing Room, 101 W. Abram St.

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