Basics of Austin’s proposed 2010-11 budget
The total budget, including utility departments such as Austin Energy, would be $2.77 billion, up from $2.75 billion this year. The operating budget – which pays for most city services, such as parks, libraries and police – would be $650.2 million, up from $614.9 million this year.
Property tax rate: 45.71 cents per $100 of property value, up from 42.09 cents this year Property tax bill: Up $52 to $843 for a home with the median value of $184,484 Average electricity bill: Up 79 cents, to $92.94 a month Average water bill: Up $3.84, to $71.19 a month Trash bill: Up $1, to $32.95 a month for residents who use 90-gallon carts; down 35 cents, to $23.40 a month, for 60-gallon carts
Transportation user fee (appears on utility bills): Up 66 cents, to $7.29 a month