Property taxes increase slightly in two Lake Travis-Westlake-area cities

See how tax rates have changed in western Travis County since fiscal year 2016-17. (Courtesy Pexels)
See how tax rates have changed in western Travis County since fiscal year 2016-17. (Courtesy Pexels)

See how tax rates have changed in western Travis County since fiscal year 2016-17. (Courtesy Pexels)

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, dips in multiple revenue streams are expected to continue into the next budget cycle that began Oct. 1. As a result, all four cities in the Lake Travis-Westlake area have trimmed various line items.

While property tax rates remain unchanged in the city of Lakeway and Bee Cave, Rollingwood and West Lake Hills raised property tax rates sightly for fiscal year 2020-21 to make up for shortfalls in other revenue streams such as sales tax, fines and fees.


See how tax rates have changed in western Travis County since FY 2016-17.
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.
By Amy Rae Dadamo
Amy Rae Dadamo is the reporter for Lake Travis-Westlake, where her work focuses on city government and education. Originally from New Jersey, Amy Rae relocated to Austin after graduating from Ramapo College of New Jersey in May 2019.


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