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In 2021, a 1% sales tax in Leander generated $9.8 million in revenue which provided funding for infrastructure improvements, parks, recreation programs, public safety operations, economic development, and many other public services and projects.
In March 2022, Leander City Council passed a resolution (Resolution 22-007-00 Sales Tax Revenue Priorities (PDF) stating the City's desired priorities for the future use of an additional 1% general revenue sales tax in the event a majority of voters vote "No" to Proposition A and "Yes" to Proposition B. The priorities, in no particular order, include:
All sales tax revenues allocated to the City of Leander are budgeted within the city's General Fund, and expenditures are subject to annual appropriation and authorization as directed by Leander City Council. View a historical summary of Leander's 1% sales tax revenue allocations.
General Fund revenue comes from Leander property taxes, sales taxes, and development-related fees, and funds are used to support a broad range of city services and programs. Today, the city's General Fund budget is $59.1 million, and the three largest department categories include:
The General Fund is one of 8 different fund groups managed by the City of Leander. Learn more about the city's annual budget on the Budget and Tax Rate page.
If Proposition B passes, the General Revenue Sales Tax would be effective until repealed by another election.