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Posted on: September 15, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Council Approves FY 2022 Budget and Lowers Tax Rate

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On September 14, the League City Council approved a budget for Fiscal Year 2022 and adopted a property tax rate of $0.465526 per $100 valuation, which is lower than the current tax rate of $0.515000. 

The budget totals $250.03 million, which includes $163.18 million for operations and $86.85 million for capital projects. The Fiscal Year 2021 amended budget is $254.48 million and includes $158.48 million for operations and $96.01 million for capital projects. 

The overall FY2022 budget reflects responsible and conservative decision making and focuses on maintaining City service levels while also meeting the needs of League City’s growing community. The budget includes a decrease in the City’s operating costs and capital project expenses from the previous year, as well as a property tax decrease. Since 2008, the League City property tax rate has been reduced by 16.5 cents per $100 of appraised home value.

“The FY2022 budget includes a continued focus on drainage, transportation, public safety, as well as funding for park and recreational capital improvement projects including the design of a new westside park off Ervin Street,” said City Manager John Baumgartner. 

The FY2022 budget, which begins October 1, includes the continued implementation of the 21 drainage and 10 mobility projects in the 2019 Bond Program and the hiring of several new employees including two additional police officers, a paramedic, and an emergency medical technician to better serve League City’s growing population.

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