Travis County approves fiscal year 2021-22 budget

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Travis County commissioners unanimously voted Sept. 28 to approve a $1.45 billion county budget for fiscal year 2021-22. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)

Travis County commissioners unanimously voted Sept. 28 to approve a $1.45 billion county budget for fiscal year 2021-22. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)

Travis County commissioners unanimously voted Sept. 28 to approve a nearly $1.45 billion county budget for fiscal year 2021-22—up from last year's $1.29 billion budget.

"This budget brings historic investments in housing, mental and behavioral health, emergency services, and elections for Travis County," County Judge Andy Brown said in a series of tweets. "I'm thankful to each of the commissioners for their hard work to ensure that this budget addresses our community's needs and reflects its values."


The budget is broken down into several funds, with the largest being the $1.07 billion general fund supporting county operations, including the court system, parks, social services, emergency response services, law enforcement and more. It also consists of a $26.6 million road and bridge fund, $142.6 million in debt service funds, $137.1 million in internal service funds, and $106.3 million in other funds.

The vote follows commissioners' approval of the FY 2021-22 property tax rate. At $0.357365 per $100 of valuation, county property taxes are expected to generate $47,295,468 more revenue than in fiscal year 2020-21, including $23,293,922 from new properties added to the county's tax roll.
By Olivia Aldridge

Reporter, Central Austin

Olivia joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in March 2019. She covers public health, business, development and Travis County government. A graduate of Presbyterian College in South Carolina, Olivia worked as a reporter and producer for South Carolina Public Radio before moving to Texas. Her work has appeared on NPR and in the New York Times.



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