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City Council Approves Budget, Tax Rate

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The adopted tax rate funds the city manager’s recommended fiscal year 2019 budget, including $28.32 million in capital improvement projects, with amendments requested by City Council during budget workshops.  Changes made during the budget workshop process include accelerated funding for public safety training facilities and drainage improvements. 

The tax rate of 31.762 cents is the same rate as the prior year and remains the second lowest in the state for cities over 60,000 in population. The residential tax burden is further minimized by the city’s 10 percent homestead exemption, and the city of Sugar Land makes up only 15 percent of the average residential tax bill.