FY2023 Adopted Budget

A tax rate of $0.712500 per $100 valuation has been adopted by the governing body of City of Fort Worth. 

 

ADOPTED TAX RATE                                $0.712500 per $100

NO-NEW-REVENUE TAX RATE              $0.666876 per $100

VOTER-APPROVAL TAX RATE                $0.793356 per $100           

 

City Council Record Vote

The members of the governing body voted on the adoption of the budget as follows:

FOR:  Mayor Mattie Parker, Councilmembers Carlos Flores, Gyna Bivens, Jared Williams, Leonard Firestone, Chris Nettles and Elizabeth M. Beck


AGAINST:  Councilmembers Michael D. Crain and Alan Blaylock


PRESENT and not voting:


ABSENT:  

 

Truth in Taxation/Statutory Notices

 

Budget Information

 

The City Council passed a budget that adds money to the annual operations budget for public safety improvements and to clean up litter across the city.

The City’s overall fiscal 2023 budget is approximately $2.3 billion. Read more.

 

Thank you for your comments on the City of Fort Worth's proposed FY2023 budget.

Meetings that were held for the budget discussions

Budget meeting type and dates

A series of community meetings will be held where residents can provided input and feedback on any city issues they feel need to be addressed.

View recorded budget meetings at FWTV by using the term, "Budget" here.

City Council

Date/Time Meeting Location Public Comments
  • Wednesday, August 10, 2022
    02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
    Friday, August 12, 2022
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Thursday, August 25, 2022
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Friday, September 09, 2022
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
FY2023 Budget Work Sessions

City Council Conference Room 2020, 2nd Floor, City Hall

200 Texas St.

Location

City Council Conference Room 2020, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 

No Comments

 

Community engagement is important to the City staff and elected officials all year, but it is especially important when we are deciding how to spend money in the coming budget. 

 

Engagement Meetings

Date/Time Meeting Location Public Comments
  • Wednesday, August 17, 2022
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Budget Engagement Meeting - August 17, 2022

Summerglen Library

4205 Basswood Blvd.

Location

Summerglen Library, 

Comments

  • Monday, August 22, 2022
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
CanceledPostponed - Budget Engagement Meeting - August 22, 2022

Handley Meadowbrook Community Center

6201 Beaty St.

Location

Handley Meadowbrook Community Center, 

Comments - Spanish interpretation will be available at this meeting.

  • Tuesday, August 23, 2022
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Budget Engagement Meeting - August 23, 2022

Southwest Community Center

6300 Welch Ave.

Location

Southwest Community Center, 

Comments - Spanish interpretation will be available at this meeting.

  • Wednesday, August 24, 2022
    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
FY2023 Budget Conversation - August 24, 2022

Boswell High School

5805 W Bailey Boswell Rd

Location

Boswell High School, 

Comments

  • Thursday, August 25, 2022
    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Budget Engagement Meeting - August 25, 2022

R.D.Evans Community Center

3242 Lackland Rd.

Location

R.D.Evans Community Center, 

Comments

  • Monday, August 29, 2022
    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
FY2023 Budget Conversation - August 29,2022

Fire Station Community Center

1601 Lipscomb St

Location

Fire Station Community Center, 

Comments - Spanish interpretation will be available at this meeting.

  • Wednesday, August 31, 2022
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Budget Engagement Meeting - August 31, 2022

Handley Meadowbrook Community Center

6201 Beaty St.

Location

Handley Meadowbrook Community Center, 

Comments - Spanish interpretation will be available at this meeting.

  • Thursday, September 01, 2022
    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
FY2023 Budget Conversation - September 1, 2022

Chisholm Trail Community Center

4300 McPherson Blvd.

Location

Chisholm Trail Community Center, 

Comments

  • Wednesday, September 07, 2022
    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
FY2023 Budget Conversation - September 7, 2022

Shamblee Library

1062 Evans Ave.

Location

Shamblee Library, 

Comments

  • Thursday, September 08, 2022
    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
FY2023 Budget Conversation - September 8, 2022

Rockwood Golf Course

1851 Jacksboro Hwy.

Location

Rockwood Golf Course, 

Comments - Spanish interpretation will be available at this meeting.

Feedback gathered from the STEER the Budget Campaign

Updated: Aug. 1, 2022

  • Photos
  • Total number of submissions - 300
  • Top five categories that were mentioned as needing improvements
    • Transportation & Public Works
    • Parks & Recreation
    • Neighborhood Services
    • Economic Development
    • Code Compliance and Animal Control
  • Top recommendations
    • Street Maintenance

      • Street lights
      • Striping
      • Drainage/flooding
    • Park/Rec/Lib Enhancement

      • Facilities
      • Recreation availability
      • Youth programming
      • Pool/water rec
    • Cleanliness/Appearance

      • Litter/Trash
      • Abandoned/vacant buildings
      • Signage
      • General roadway/building appearance
    • Traffic

      • Congestion
      • Signals
      • Turn lanes
    • Animal Shelters

      • Overpopulation
      • Facility enhancements
      • Heat
    • Homeless/Housing

      • Shelters
      • Education
      • Panhandling
      • Housing affordability
      • Supportive housing
    • Taxes/Affordability

      • Property taxes
    • Mobility/Walkability

      • Sidewalks
      • Public Transit
    • Safety

      • Children
      • Increase PD presence
      • Response time
    • Preservation

      • Open Space
      • Sustainability
      • Historical
    • Economic Development

      • Revitalization
      • Grocery/food desert
    • Neighborhoods

    • Downtown

    • Communication