FY 2015 Adopted Budget
On April 22, 2014, the County Board adopted the FY 2015 Budget.
- FY 2015 Mid-Year Memo
- FY 2015 Adopted Budget
- FY 2015 Adopted Budget Press Release
- Board Guidance and Notes for the FY 2015 Adopted Budget
FY 2015 Adopted Budget Highlights
- 1.0 cent decrease in real estate tax rate
- Additional funding for affordable housing, numerous safety net priorities, maintenance of County-owned facilities and infrastructure, employee compensation and core services
- Real estate:
- Tax rate will decrease by 1.0 cents, from $1.006 per $100 of assessed value (including the sanitary district tax) to $0.996 per $100 of assessed value for calendar year 2014.
- Overall tax and fee burden for average Arlington homeowner will increase 4.6% — or about $27 a month. (Includes increase in real estate assessments and fee changes)
- No increases in personal property tax, business tangible property, business and professional licenses, or the commercial transportation tax rates. Household solid waste rate increased 4% from $293.76 to $305.51 to accommodate the year-round collection of yard waste.
Arlington Public Schools
- FY 2015 transfer to Arlington Public Schools: $440.6 million. This includes an increase in ongoing funds of $19.6 million.
- In addition to ongoing funding provided to schools, $8.4 million in one-time funds for school construction or other one-time expenses.
- The FY 2015 budget also funds another school Clinic Aide and three new School Resource Officers
Arlington County Supports Arlington Public Schools in Numerous Ways
Arlington Public Schools (APS) and Arlington County have had a long and productive relationship built on cooperation for many years. Local revenues are shared and the two organizations cooperate and share resources in many other ways as well.
The infographic shows just a few of the many areas in which Arlington County provides support to APS – providing funding, but also providing a myriad of facilities, programs and services that directly and indirectly support APS goals, students, and teachers.
With our shared goals and collaborative working relationship, we’re able to achieve cost efficiencies that result in better services for fewer dollars. It is a win-win-win for students, parents, and residents.
FY 2015 Proposed Budget
On February 22, 2014, the County Manager presented her FY 2015 Proposed Budget at the County Board Meeting. Starting February 27th, the County Board will engage in a series of worksessions with county departments, commissions, and schools.
- FY 2015 Proposed Budget
- Presentation: County Manager’s Proposed FY 2015 Budget (Feb. 20 work session)
- Public Budget Forum Recap at Washington-Lee High School
- FY 2015 Budget Forecast and Overview.
- County Board Budget Guidance to the County Manager