Bexar Budget Includes Anti Crime, Anti Drug Initiatives

Bexar County Commissioners have approved a proposed 2018 budget with 'no tax rate increase,' but, of course, you will pay higher property taxes due to much higher appraised valuations, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

The $1.78 billion budget is a five percent increase over the current budget.  County Judge Nelson Wolff says the new budget includes funding for jail population reduction strategies, continuation of the Felony Impact Court, the new Opioid Synthetic Cannabinoids Task Force, and Information Technology improvements.

"This proposed budget aims to modernize and update our systems and technology in order to ensure that all county services meet the demands of the growth that comes with a 21st Century county," Commissioner Paul Elizondo said.

The 5% spending increase will be funded through 'property tax revenue growth.'The budget will go before several public hearings in the next three weeks, before being formally adopted September 12.It takes effect October 1.

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