Published by fairfaxcounty.gov
FY 2019 Advertised Budget: Investing in Our County Priorities
Fairfax County Executive Bryan Hill presented his Advertised (proposed) Fiscal Year 2019 Budget to the Board of Supervisors today. The proposed General Fund budget is $4.29 billion, a $192.32 million (or 4.69 percent) increase over the current FY 2018 Adopted Budget.
Including other appropriated funds such as federal and state grants, the total proposed budget is $8.42 billion.
The proposed budget includes a 2.5 cent increase in the real estate tax rate,which would result in an average tax bill increase of $268 for homeowners. The real estate tax rate would increase from the current rate of $1.13 to $1.155 per $100 of assessed value.
"Investments in priorities such as Diversion First, school readiness, gang prevention and the opioid epidemic would need to be limited or deferred without an increase in revenue, and we would be unable to meet the proposed needs of our school system. We are keenly aware of this delicate balance of providing the appropriate level of services to our residents while minimizing the financial impact to our taxpayers. I look forward to working with the Board of Supervisors and our residents over the coming months to craft a final budget which helps contribute to the reputation of Fairfax County as a model of fiscal stewardship and responsibility." - County Executive Bryan Hill