Grapevine City Council to consider a lower tax rate for FY 2020-21

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Grapevine City Council will consider a fiscal year 2020-21 property tax rate that is about 0.6% less than the current rate.

The council voted to approve the publication of a tax rate of $0.282601 per $100 valuation at an Aug. 18 meeting. But this is just a preliminary step ahead of the final adoption, Grapevine Chief Financial Officer Greg Jordan said.

"This evening's vote will be published in the notification of the tax rate adoption, which will happen prior to the final rate adoption that's scheduled for Sept. 15,” Jordan said at the meeting.

The city's current property tax rate is $0.284271 per $100 valuation. For a city of Grapevine’s size, its tax rate is among the lowest in the state, Jordan said.

“Grapevine is the second lowest property tax in Texas for full-service cities with populations over 50,000,” he said.


Despite the proposed rate being lower than the current rate, the city stands to bring in about 3.5% more revenue in the upcoming fiscal year, Jordan said.

Council is scheduled to vote on the FY2020-21 budget at a Sept. 1 meeting and will vote on the tax rate at a Sept. 15 meeting.
By Gavin Pugh
Gavin has reported for Community Impact Newspaper since June 2017. His beat has included Dallas Area Rapid Transit, public and higher education, school and municipal governments and more. He now serves as the editor of the Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake edition.


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