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Fiscal Year 2020 Budget & Tax Rate

The Travis County Healthcare District d/b/a Central Health conducted public hearings on September 11, 2019, and September 18, 2019, on a proposal to increase the total tax revenues of the Travis County Healthcare District d/b/a Central Health from properties on the tax roll in the preceding year by 6.9 percent (percentage by which proposed tax rate exceeds the effective tax rate calculated under Tax Code Chapter 26).

The total tax revenue proposed to be raised last year at last year’s tax rate of $0.105221 for each $100 of taxable value was $197,954,019 (total amount of taxes imposed in the preceding year).

The total tax revenue proposed to be raised this year at the proposed tax rate of $0.105573 for each $100 of taxable value, excluding tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year, is $211,782,112 (amount computed by multiplying proposed tax rate by the difference between current total value and new property value).

The total tax revenue proposed to be raised this year at the proposed tax rate of $0.105573 for each $100 of taxable value, including tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year, is $217,061,360 (amount computed by multiplying proposed tax rate by current total value).

The Central Health Board of Managers is scheduled to vote on the tax rate that will result in that tax increase at a public meeting to be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at Central Health Administrative Offices, 1111 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, Texas 78702 at 5:30 p.m.

The Central Health Board of Managers proposes to use the increase in total tax revenue for the purpose of furnishing medical aid and hospital care to indigent and needy persons residing in the district.

The Travis County Healthcare District d/b/a Central Health will hold two public hearings on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding tax year by 6.9 percent (percentage by which proposed tax rate exceeds lower of rollback tax rate or effective tax rate calculated under Tax Code Chapter 26). Your individual taxes may increase at a greater or lesser rate, or even decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted.

The first public hearing will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. at Central Health Administrative Offices,1111 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, Texas 78702.

The second public hearing will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. at Central Health Administrative Offices, 1111 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, Texas 78702.

The members of the governing body voted on the proposal to consider the tax increase as follows:

FOR: Guadalupe Zamora, Chairperson; Sherri Greenberg, Vice-Chairperson; Charles Bell, Treasurer; Shannon Jones, Board Member; Maram Museitif, Board Member; Cynthia Valadez, Board Member and Julie Zuniga, Board Member.

AGAINST:

PRESENT and not voting:

ABSENT: Abigail Aiken, Secretary; Julie Oliver, Board Member.

The average taxable value of a residence homestead in Travis County Healthcare District d/b/a Central Health last year was $326,895 (average taxable value of a residence homestead in the taxing unit for the preceding tax year, disregarding residence homestead exemptions available only to disabled persons or persons 65 years of age or older). Based on last year’s tax rate of $0.105221 (preceding year’s adopted tax rate) per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed last year on the average home was $343.97 (tax on the average taxable value of a residence homestead in the taxing unit for the preceding tax year, disregarding residence homestead exemptions available only to disabled persons or persons 65 years of age or older).

The average taxable value of a residence homestead in Travis County Healthcare District d/b/a Central Health this year is $347,655 (average taxable value of a residence homestead in the taxing unit for the current tax year, disregarding residence homestead exemptions available only to disabled persons or persons 65 years of age or older). If the governing body adopts the effective tax rate for this year of $0.098817 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $343.54 (tax on the average taxable value of a residence homestead in the taxing unit for the current tax year, disregarding residence homestead exemptions available only to disabled persons or persons 65 years of age or older).

If the governing body adopts the proposed tax rate of $0.105573 (proposed tax rate) per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $367.03 (tax on the average taxable value of a residence in the taxing unit for the current year disregarding residence homestead exemptions available only to disabled persons or persons 65 years of age or older).

Members of the public are encouraged to attend the hearings and express their views.

Budget Engagement Plan

Central Health wants to hear from you to ensure our work is aligned with the needs of those we serve. We invite you to learn about and share your thoughts on our Strategic Work Plan.

The FY2020 Budget Book is now available. This document will help you better understand Central Health, our operations, and our budget planning process.

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FY 2020 DRAFT Budget

DESCRIPTIONFY 2019 APPROVED BUDGETFY 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET
Sources
Property Taxes

$196.9

$214.9

Lease Revenue

18.0

13.7

Other Revenue

2.4

5.7

Subtotal Revenue

217.3

234.3

Contingency Reserve

41.1

56.5

Total Sources

258.4

290.8

Uses
Healthcare Delivery (IGT and Healthcare services)

178.5

197.0

Healthcare Operations and Support, Health Promotions*, and Downtown Campus*

30.3

46.9

Contingency Reserve (appropriated)

13.4

23.4

Other Reserves and transfers

23.8

9.4

Debt Service

1.4

1.4

Total Healthcare Delivery

247.4

278.1

Administration

9.3

10.8

Tax Collection

1.7

1.9

Total Uses

258.4

290.8

Emergency Reserve (estimated ending balance)

32.3

38.7

FY2020 Proposed Tax Rate

(6.9% over No New Revenue Rate)

7-Year Forecast

6.9% Over No New Revenue Rate (in millions); Year-Over-Year

TRAVIS COUNTY HEALTHCARE DISTRICT TAXPAYER IMPACT STATEMENT

Travis County Healthcare District offers a 20% homestead exemption, the maximum allowed by law. The average Travis County Healthcare District taxable homestead value increased 6.35% from $326,895 last year to $347,655 this year. The proposed tax rate of 10.5573₵ per $100 of taxable value results in a $23.07 increase in the Travis County Healthcare District property taxes for the average taxable homestead for FY 2020 compared to the FY 2019 property tax bill. The estimated FY 2020 Travis County Healthcare property taxes for other valued homesteads shown below as examples are based on assessed values appreciating 6.35% from the previous year. The actual impact for FY 2020 for each property will vary depending on the taxable value, types of exemptions and appreciation.

Fiscal Year 2019 Tax Information  Fiscal Year 2020 Proposed Budget Estimated Property Tax Impact   
 Assessed ValueTaxable Value Property TaxesProposed Tax Rate (on same property with 6.35% increase in Assessed Value)Proposed Change from Prior YrNo New Revenue RateVoter Approval Rate
Values as of 1-Jan-18Reduced by Homestead ExemptionTaxable Value x Adopted Rate of 0.105521 per $100 Taxes @ Rate of 0.105573 per $100FY 2020 Taxes less FY 2019 (Maximum Impact)Taxes @ No New Revenue Rate of 0.098817 per $100Taxes @ Voter Approval
$408,619 Avg HS$326,895 Avg HS$343.97 Avg HS$364.98 Avg HS$21.02 Avg HS$343.54 Avg HS$370.43 Avg HS
$150,000 $120,000 $126.27$134.73$8.47$126.11$135.98
$250,000 $200,000 $210.44$224.55$14.11$210.18$226.64
$350,000 $280,000 $294.62$314.38$19.76$294.26$317.29
$450,000 $360,000 $378.80$404.20$25.40$378.33$407.94
$550,000 $440,000 $462.97$494.02$31.05$462.40$498.60
$650,000 $520,000 $547.15$583.84$36.69$546.48$589.25
$750,000 $600,000 $631.33$673.66$42.34$630.55$679.91
$850,000 $680,000 $715.50$763.48$47.98$714.62$770.56
$950,000$760,000 $799.68$853.30$53.62$798.70$861.22

Budget Development Schedule

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April 29Community Conversation (FY2019 Approved Budget)
June 12Central Health Budget and Finance Committee (FY 2020 Central Health forecast)
June 19Central Health Board of Managers (FY 2020 Central Health forecast and property tax rate)
July 24Central Health Budget and Finance Committee (FY2020 Central Health Proposed Budget)
July 31Central Health Board of Managers (FY2020 Central Health and CCC Proposed Budgets)
Aug. 21Central Health Board of Managers/General Public Hearing (FY2020 Central Health Proposed Budget and tax rate)
Aug 26Central Health Board of Managers (Community Conversation)
Aug. 27Travis County Commissioners Court (FY2020 Proposed Central Health budget and tax rate)
Aug 28Central Health Board of Managers (vote on maximum tax rate)
Sept. 11Central Health Board of Managers/First Public Hearing (FY 2020 Central Health and CCC Proposed Budget and Tax Rate)
Sept. 18Central Health Board of Managers/Second Public Hearing (FY2020 Central Health and CCC Proposed Budget adoption)
Sept. 24Travis County Commissioners Court (FY 2020 Central Health Adopted Budget approved)
Sept. 25Central Health Board of Managers (FY2020 Central Health Tax Rate adopted)
Oct 1Travis County Commissioners Court (FY 2020 Central Health Adopted Tax Rate approved)

FY2020 Budget News