Homeowners would pay an average of $28 more on their Travis County property taxes under the county’s proposed budget that bumps up salaries and staffing while freeing funding to counteract part of the governor’s recent cut to the district attorney’s office.
County officials got a first look at the budget this week, which increases spending by $30.1 million to $844.3 million next year. The proposed tax rate of 49.46 cents per $100 in assessed value is less than this year’s rate of 50.01 cents. But with property values rising, most homeowners would still see a higher bill.
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Proposed 2013-14 budget: $844.3 million, up 3.7 percent from 2012-13 budget
Proposed tax rate: 49.46 cents per $100 in assessed value, down 1.10 percent
2013-14 average home taxable value: $222,631, up 3.76 percent
Proposed 2013-14 average tax bill: $1,101.13, up 2.62 percent
What’s next: Presentation on Aug. 6; public hearings Sept. 17, Sept. 20 and Sept. 24; commissioners set to adopt budget and tax rate on Sept. 24