Residents Invited to Attend FY 2020 Budget Town Hall Meetings
By Office of Communication
Posted on August 16, 2019, August 16, 2019

Residents can learn more about the City of Arlington's $523 million proposed Fiscal Year 2020 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, continuation of the successful Via rideshare pilot program, and support for Arlington’s award-winning parks and recreation amenities. This includes the 2020 openings of the Southeast Recreation Center and the combined East Arlington Recreation Center and Library.

The budget, which the Council will vote on in September after a series of public meetings, also includes funding for new library materials, right-of-way mowing and additional LED street lighting.

The City has also proposed to lower its property tax rate for a fourth consecutive year because of rising property values.

The City Council has scheduled a public hearing during its Tuesday, Aug. 20 evening meeting on whether to reduce Arlington's property tax rate from $0.6348 cents per $100 of assessed value to $0.6240 cents per $100 of assessed value. A second public hearing on the proposed property tax rate is scheduled on Sept. 5.

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 Youth and Families, 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, Aug. 29
Arlington Police South District Service Center, 1030 S.W. Green Oaks Blvd.

Town Hall Meeting #2

6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5
Arlington City Hall, Council Chambers, 101 W. Abram St.

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