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Lower Property Tax Rate, Improved Safety

The City of Boerne’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2023 was unanimously approved by City Council during first reading at the Sept. 13 council meeting. The final vote on the proposed budget will take place at the Sept. 27 council meeting.

The City of Boerne’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2023 was unanimously approved by City Council during first reading at the Sept. 13 council meeting. The final vote on the proposed budget will take place at the Sept. 27 council meeting.

The proposed overall budget is $97 million and includes a 2.1 cent reduction in the property tax rate while focusing on: Improving public safety by funding additional firefighter and school resource officer positions Increasing funding for capital infrastructure projects Investing in competitive employee benefit programs to ensure the City of Boerne remains an employer of choice Managing inflationary pressures with no service level reduction I’m very appreciative of the hard work city staff has done to create this budget. As we’ve all experienced with our personal budgets, a dollar doesn’t stretch as far as it has in the past. This budget does a great job of focusing on core operations while meeting citizens’ expectations and maximizing every dollar.

The City of Boerne’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2023 includes a 2.1 cent tax rate reduction, which is just shy of a 5 percent rate reduction. And the last time the City of Boerne lowered the property tax rate was all the way back in 2005.

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