Breaking down Bee Cave's 2020-21 budget

(Community Impact Newspaper staff photo)
(Community Impact Newspaper staff photo)

(Community Impact Newspaper staff photo)

Despite a projected 10% decrease in sales tax revenue—which accounts for nearly all of Bee Cave’s total revenue—no staff or pay reductions are in the 2020-21 city budget, according to staff.

To address the anticipated drop in sales tax revenue in the $10,039,923 budget, City Manager Clint Garza said the proposed budget reflects a 6% decrease in expenditures from the 2019-20 budget.


The biggest cut came in in the proposed capital outlay budget, which dropped from its current total of $399,000 to $49,500 for the next fiscal year.

“We’re taking on no capital improvement projects next year,” Garza told Community Impact Newspaper.

Bee Cave maintained its property tax rate at $0.02 per $100 of assessed value.



By Brian Perdue
Brian Perdue is the editor of the Lake Travis-Westlake and Northwest Austin editions of Community Impact Newspaper. A native of Virginia's Appalachian Mountains, he has been a journalist since 1992, living and working in Virginia, Washington D.C., Hawaii's Big Island, Southern California and Florida before moving to Austin in 2019.


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