Property tax rate increases in West Lake Hills

West Lake Hills City Council members and city staff discussed raising the proposed property tax rate at Wednesday's meeting.

West Lake Hills City Council members and city staff discussed raising the proposed property tax rate at Wednesday's meeting.

The proposed property tax rate in West Lake Hills increased from $.065 to $.07 per $100 valuation after a second public hearing was held Aug. 29.

This budget will raise more revenue from property taxes than last year’s budget by about $226,000—a 17.86 percent increase from last year’s budget, district documents said.

The estimated tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year is about $26,800.

This raise will cost the average West Lake Hills homeowner about $58 more each year, Mayor Linda Anthony said.

“We continue to have one of the lowest rates in the state, despite having raised taxes last year and this year,” Anthony said.


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