FY 2013 Budget Proposed to City Council
By Office of Communication
Posted on August 07, 2012, August 07, 2012

Arlington City Manager Trey Yelverton unveiled the FY 2013 proposed budget and business plan before City Council during Tuesday's afternoon work session. The $396 million budget reveals an improving economic backdrop with a projected sales tax revenue expected to exceed $50 million and an increase in commercial property values. "From a financial position," said Yelverton, "When you look at the big financial picture, the city achieves its objectives."

The budget supports the four priorities as identified by the City Council: Support Quality Education, Enhance Regional Mobility, Define an Identifiable Brand and Build a Thriving Community.

The budget recommendations include $5.8 million to enhance city streets, more than $1 million to fund police and fire staff. A recurring 3-percent pay raise for City employees is among the recommended proposals as well. The budget also allows for numerous programs in support of education, such as $121 thousand for online tutoring for students K - 12th grade.

For more information about the FY 2013 Proposed Budget, you may view the document in its entirety online at webapps.arlingtontx.gov/tmp/budget.

Public input on the proposed budget is welcome at two town hall meetings scheduled for later this month:

Town Hall Meeting
Wednesday, August 22
6:30pm City Hall
101 West Abram

Town Hall Meeting & Public Hearing on Tax Rate
Monday, August 27
6:30 South Police Station
1020 SW Green Oaks Blvd.

FY 2013 Budget

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