Council Takes Up City Budget This Morning
The Austin City Council is starting a work session this morning devoted to the city's annual budget. Along with a budget briefing, the council will also set the maximum tax rate it's considering this year, which it is free to go below when the budget is adopted in September. You can read more about City Manager Marc Ott's proposed budget at the link.
A 2.2 cent property tax increase and additional raises to utility rates and city fees means the median Austin homeowner will paying an additional $18 each month in city fees and taxes, as laid out in the proposed city budget for Fiscal Year 2013.