The Central Health Board of Managers on Wednesday night approved its fiscal year 2018 budget that, pending final approval from the Travis County Commissioners Court, will bring a $12.50 increase to the typical homeowner’s property tax bill.
The agency’s $238 million budget includes a 4.5 percent increase in tax revenue, with the tax rate at 10.74 cents per $100 of property value.
For the owner of the average home valued at $305,173, the Central Health property tax bill will come out to $327.71.
Central Health is Travis County’s hospital district, which oversees programs for health care services for the county’s poor, uninsured and under-insured residents. Its proposed budget and tax rate will go before the Travis County Commissioners Court on Sept. 19 for final approval.
District officials emphasized in a press release their latest efforts to expand health care in East Travis County, citing the renovation of the CommUnityCare Rosewood-Zaragosa Health Center and increased funding for women’s health care services.