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Austin City Council approves 2022 levy, budget and 5-year capital improvement plan at last meeting of 2021

The Austin City Council approved the city’s tax levy for 2022 of $7.94 million at their final meeting of 2021 Monday evening, a roughly 6.8% increase from the 2021 levy.  KAUS spoke with Austin Mayor Steve King during the “Meet the Mayor” segment of “Wright Here, Right Now,” and Mayor King stated that, in his view, the 6.8% increase for 2022 is fairly reasonable, and he added that the figure will keep the city functioning at a high level…


 

The council also approved the city’s budget for 2022 which will total $38,949,960.  The Austin City Council also approved the city’s 5-year capital improvement plan after a public hearing, and Mayor King praised the flexibility of the plan depending on the city’s needs at a given time…

 

Director of Administrative Services Tom Dankert stated to the council in a memo that the plan will be in place from 2022 to 2026, and he added that it proposes spending of $158,321,300 over the next five-year period.  Dankert went on to state that if grant funds are not accessed for a particular project, that project would then be put on hold until all of the funding sources are realized. 



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