City of McKinney adopts budget, lower property tax rate for FY 2019-20

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The city of McKinney adopted its property tax rate and budget for fiscal year 2019-20 during a Sept. 17 meeting.

Tax rate

McKinney City Council unanimously approved the adoption of a tax rate at $0.5156 per $100 valuation—a decrease of approximately $0.01 from the current rate of $0.52517 per $100 valuation.

Following the approval of this tax rate, FY 2019-20 marks the fourth consecutive year the city’s property tax rate has been decreased.

In addition, the city is expecting to bring in over $5 million more in property tax revenue this year compared to last year, said Mark Holloway, chief financial officer for the city of McKinney.

Below is an interactive chart showing the city’s adopted tax rates over the last five years.

Budget

A portion of McKinney homeowners’ property taxes go toward the city’s general fund budget. These budgets are adopted yearly to fund city operations and projects.

The city’s adopted general fund budget totals $157.9 million for FY 2019-20. Funding will be allocated toward public safety, development, parks and recreation, libraries and more.

This budget will also fund over 35 new city positions among other things, according to Holloway.

Below is an interactive chart showing what funding has been allocated toward each city department for the following fiscal year.

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  1. The reduction doesn’t mean much when the tax office has over appraised every home in the county. And it keeps getting worse every single year. That’s where we need real reform.

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Emily graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in multi-platform journalism and a minor in criminal justice in Spring 2018. During her studies, Emily worked as an editor and reporter at The Houstonian, SHSU's local newspaper. Upon graduation, she began an editorial internship at Community Impact Newspaper in DFW, where she was then hired as Community Impact's first McKinney reporter in August. Three fun facts about Emily: 1.) She is a lover of mystery novels, movies, TV shows and podcasts. 2.) She has an 11-year-old, 3-pound Pomeranian. 3.) She loves lacrosse, and was captain and then coach of her high school team.
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