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WHO: Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt will report on and update the news media on ongoing Travis County initiatives including the FY 2017 County Budget.

WHAT: At this quarterly news conference, the County Judge will focus primarily on the FY 2017 tax rate, budget process and remaining the steps to complete the budget.

WHERE: The news conference will be held at the Travis County Administration Building, Multi-function Room B, 700 Lavaca, First Floor, Austin, TX 78701.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 23rd, upon the lunch recess of the Commissioners Court voting session.

WHY: County Judge Sarah Eckhardt is deeply committed to fiscally responsible public policy and results. The FY 2017 Preliminary Budget lowers the property tax rate for the third consecutive year.

DETAILS: Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt hosts quarterly news conferences. This is the third news conference of 2016. https://www.traviscountytx.gov/countyjudge 

TAX RATE: TRAVIS COUNTY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.6 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $11.00.

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