Who is involved in the budget process?
  • The Residents - Trophy Club strives to be the best in service delivery. To monitor its progress in meeting residents’ needs, the Town endeavors to engage in a biennial Citizen Survey.  The survey results and analysis will provide the Town Council and Town staff with information that can be used to make sound, strategic decisions in a variety of areas, including service improvements and enhancements, measuring and tracking projects, budgeting, policy, and planning. 
  • The Town Council - Town Council holds a mid-year (January) annual retreat in which they review the feedback from residents in the Citizen Survey and use that information to outline a potential plan to set the direction for future projects in the next Fiscal Year.
  • The Town/Town Staff - The Town is responsible for creating a Proposed Budget for the next fiscal year. This is a joint effort between our finance staff, department heads, and employees to determine predicted revenue levels, discuss programs and priorities, and identify what will be required in the coming year. 
  • The Budget Sub-Committee- The Budget Sub-Committee comprises a group of three Town Council members. They are charged with reviewing the proposed budget, recommending the budget with all funds in balance, and recommending the not-to-exceed property tax rate to be approved by Council. 
    • It should be noted that the Budget Sub-Committee does NOT
      • Set staffing levels, salaries, benefits, or contracted terms
      • Decide whether or not a service or program should be provided
      • Make policy
  • The Trophy Club Town Council - The Trophy Club Town Council is ultimately responsible for finalizing the tax rate and adopting the budget. 
  • Community Members - Community members are encouraged to attend Public Meetings to provide questions and comments on the proposed budget. 

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1. Why do cities/towns engage in the budgeting process?
2. Who is involved in the budget process?
3. What are the laws surrounding local government budgets in Texas?
4. What timeline does the budgeting process have to follow?
5. Where can I learn more?
6. I own a house in TC and it’s time for the Town to set the FY 23 Tax Rate. How does the process work?
7. Can you explain TC's NEW terminology used related to property tax?
8. What about the PID? How is it assessed?