The Arlington City Council adopted the 2021 fiscal year budget in its second and final reading Tuesday.
A first reading of the budget was approved at a previous meeting Sept. 8.
Budget expenditures total $538,504,158 with $249,086,686 allotted for the general fund, which includes 17 departments.
Chief financial officer Mike Finley presented the council with two budget ordinances, which include an additional $325,000 for the Arlington Fire Department and $174,000 for two positions originally proposed in the fund.
The council also approved the levying property tax for fiscal year 2021. The proposed rate is $0.6225 per $100 of assessed value — 0.15 cents lower than the 2020 rate.
The general fund’s portion of the proposed tax rate is 40.85 cents per $100 of assessed value, representing 65.6% of the total rate, according to the budget document.
General fund sales tax revenue for the 2021 fiscal year is projected at $60,942,107. These taxes represent 24.7% of general fund revenue, down from 25.4% in the 2020 fiscal year budget.
The 2021 fiscal year budget starts Oct. 1.