Bee Cave adopts budget, tax rate

Bee Cave City Council approved its 2019-20 budget and adopted its 2019-20 tax rate Sept. 10.

Bee Cave City Council approved its 2019-20 budget and adopted its 2019-20 tax rate Sept. 10.

Following several budget workshops, the most recent of which took place Aug. 27, Bee Cave City Council voted to adopt its fiscal year 2019-20 budget and ad valorem tax rate.

The adoptions occurred during council’s Sept. 10 meeting. Figures from the 2019-20 budget show the city’s estimated revenue will drop about 3% from the previous year, down to $9.62 million from $9.94 million. Expenditures are expected to rise 3% over last year, up to $10.36 million from $10.01 million.

Other highlights include a projected revenue total of $600,000 into the city’s hotel occupancy tax fund as well as predicted expenditures of about $1.6 million from the road maintenance fund.

City Manager Clint Garza told council the cost of an office renovation on the second floor of Bee Cave City Hall had been trimmed down to $225,000.

During the same meeting, City Council adopted its 2019-20 ad valorem tax rate for debt service at $0.02 per $100 of valuation, keeping it on par with last year’s rate. City documents show an overall net taxable value increase in Bee Cave of $2.34 billion, up $112 million over last year.
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By Brian Rash

Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018.


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