Central Health’s Budget and Finance Committee voted Wednesday to recommend increasing property tax exemptions for residents over 65 and disabled residents from $80,000 to $85,500 for each of these populations in Travis County.

This recommendation will be made to the Central Health board of managers at its upcoming April 25 meeting and make its way to Travis County Commissioner’s Court in May for final approval. Central Health is Travis County's health care district.

The recommendation followed a similar vote from the Travis County Commissioner’s Court on Feb. 27 to approve increasing its property tax exemption for residents over 65 and disabled residents from $80,000 to $85,500.

According to a budget and finance committee meeting memo, the increase in the exemptions would result in a $300,000 decrease in property tax revenue for Central Health for fiscal year 2018-19.

Central Health’s exemptions for these populations falls in the middle range of exemptions among taxing entities in Travis County.

For FY 2017-18, Travis County’s tax exemptions for these populations were each $80,000, the city of Austin’s exemptions were each $85,500 and Austin ISD’s were $35,000 for residents over 65 and $25,000 for those with disabilities. Austin Community College’s exemptions were $150,000 for each, according to the memo.