The first public hearing regarding the proposed fiscal year 2019-20 ad valorem tax rate of $0.734 per $100 valuation was held during the Aug. 19 Mesquite City Council meeting.
The public hearing gave residents the opportunity to provide input on the proposed tax rate.
According to city staff, the tax rate remains the same as it was for the 2018-19 fiscal year.
“The tax values have gone up so that has generated more property tax revenue, which you’ve been able to use for your initiatives, strategies and priorities, but the tax rate stays the same,” said Director of Finance Debbie Mol.
The vote on the tax rate will take place on Sept. 17, 7 p.m., in the council chamber.