Round Rock City Council approved a $543.9 million budget for fiscal year 2023-24 on Sept. 14 in addition to adopting a new property tax rate of $0.342 per $100 valuation.

The overview

The budget includes a $161.6 million general fund, $236.5 million in the city’s Community Investment Program and $146.3 million in other expenditures.

The city allocated funding for 43 new staff positions within the budget, including six new firefighters, five civilian positions providing police support, and four parks and recreation positions. Funding from the CIP budget will go to the city’s roads, utility infrastructure, trail system connections and wastewater treatment plant expansions.

Other expenditures allocated in the budget include:
  • $81 million for police and fire services, including the Crisis Response Unit
  • $38 million for quality water and wastewater services as well as stormwater drainage
  • $37 million to operate and expand parks and recreation program and sports tourism program
What residents should know

The property tax rate is $0.026 higher than the city’s no-new-revenue rate, which is the rate that would collect the same amount of revenue as last year. At the approved rate, the owner of a median taxable value home will pay $104 per month in property taxes—an $8 increase per month.