12 Key Proposals from the FY 2017 Operating Budget
By Office of Communication
Posted on August 19, 2016, August 19, 2016

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The public is invited to attend town hall meetings set for August 25 and September 1 on the City of Arlington's proposed $471.8 million Fiscal Year 2017 operating budget

Proposals for next fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, include significant investments in public safety and technology as well as the first year of a three-year plan to make city employee salaries and benefits more competitive with area north Texas cities.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • $9 million to go toward increased employee pay and pension benefits
  • $2.4 million to implement a police officer body camera program
  • $628,000 for a new fire truck
  • $600,000 to match a federal grant that helped add 15 new police officers last year
  • $640,000 in additional funds for records management and equipment
  • $2.7 million in additional funding planned for software upgrades, laptops for fire trucks and 9-1-1 hardware and software maintenance
  • An additional $380,000 for the upkeep of new park assets, such as the planned Rush Creek Dog Park
  • $193,000 to enhance the Bad Knigshofen Family Aquatic Center's filtration system
  • $100,000 for the Neighborhood Matching Grant Program
  • $100,000 to support local arts organizations
  • An additional $2.7 million for street maintenance
  • An additional $50,000 for street light maintenance

Click here for more information on the proposed Fiscal Year 2017 budget.

Town Hall Meeting #1

  • 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 25
  • Arlington Municipal Airport, 5000 South Collins Street

Town Hall Meeting #2

  • 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, September 1
  • Arlington Convention Center, Salon A, 1200 Ballpark Way
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