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    Proposed Tarrant County Budget Has No Tax Rate Increase

     
    The Tarrant County Commissioners Court was presented with a balanced budget proposal this morning, which would maintain the current tax rate.  The total proposed budget is $532,128,951 with a tax rate of 26.4 cents per $100 valuation.  Tarrant County taxes on a home with a value of $100,000 would be $264.
     
    The proposed General Fund budget adds 8 positions related to increased workload and one position due to what could be considered an unfunded mandate.
     
    The proposed budget includes a 3 percent merit-based salary increase for non-law enforcement employees.  Funds for law enforcement step increases and implementation of a new salary structure are also included.
     
    Compared with the other five large urban counties (Travis, El Paso, Harris, Bexar and Dallas) Tarrant's tax rate is the second lowest.
     
    Budget work sessions begin at 9 a.m., today.  The Commissioners Court is scheduled to adopt the budget and set the tax rate on September 10th.
     
     
     
    For more information contact Marc Flake, Public Information Officer, at 817-884-2535