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Budget Highlights
Budget Highlights

Unique Nature of Budget: 

      Reinvestment in existing infrastructure.  

      Budget is impacted by the ‘Roadmap to the Future’ adopted by the City Council in February 2015.

FY 2016-2017 Budget Facts:

  • Total proposed budget for FY 2016 to 2017 is $192.24 million
    • Current fiscal year amended budget is $176.05 million
    • The proposed budget is $16.2 million more than the current fiscal year amended budget.  
    • The increase is due to the added $10 million in funding for capital projects which is reflected in both the operating and capital budgets.
  • Funding for proposed budget:
    • is based upon a tax rate of $0.5735 per $100 valuation
    • Revenue study enhancements
    • Sales tax on residential utilities and telecommunication
    • Engineering infrastructure construction inspection fees
    • Building permit fees
    • Fire marshal permit fees
    • Increased Hotel Occupancy Tax
      • Debt programmed into the CIP for FY 2017 of: 
      • $12.14 million (tax supported)
      • $7.78 million (revenue supported – water utility)
  • Budget priorities:
    • $10 million in increased funding for capital projects to reinvest in City’s aging infrastructure
    • Staff presented analysis reflecting that the City should reinvest up to $24 million per year in existing infrastructure and facilities
    • FY2016-2017 budget is the first measured step toward funding this need.
  • Major initiatives include funding of: 
    • The hiring of eight additional full-time employees to meet organizational needs:
      • Communications Specialist
      • Convention and Visitors Bureau Administrator (funded through Hotel Occupancy Tax revenue)
      • Purchasing Buyer
      • Two police lieutenants
      • One police officer 
      • One Engineer Project Manager
    • A new fire pumper ($600,000)
    • Night-time staffing  for the League City Volunteer Fire Department ($141,333)
    • Additional equipment for city communication efforts – funded with Public Access Channel funds ($165,380)
    • Comprehensive salary and job classification study ($100,000)
    • 2% merit increase of $551,000 for League City employees
    • Part-time prosecutor
  • Represents a $68 million capital investment in the City’s infrastructure, municipal facilities renewal, and parks.  Projects include:
    • Sidewalk repair and replacement ($1 million)
    • Street reconstruction and drainage improvements  ($2.9 million)
    • Stormwater improvements  ($3.01 million)
    • Asphalt road rehabilitation  ($2.77 million)
    • Facilities reinvestment  ( $0.3 million)
    • Calder Road ($0.89 million); 
    • Five Corners realignment ($2.8 million); 
    • Butler/Turner improvements ($311,900); 
    • South Shore Boulevard at League City Parkway intersection improvements ($681,000); 
    • Traffic system improvements ($670,000);
    • HGAC/TIP Design Project - final design of the North Landing extension ($808,881); 
    • North Landing extension ($3.5 million); 
    • TxDOT FM 646 widening ($125,000); 
    • Right-of-way purchase ($25,000); 
    • SH 96 Corridor traffic study ($150,000); 
    • Ervin/Hobbs Connector ($3.24 million); 
    • Shellside Stormwater Management System ($924,667)
    • Genco Canal ($300,000)
    • 19,000 square foot Animal Shelter design ($0.65 million)
    • Public Safety Annex Station 6 - design ($495,650)
    • Limited renovation at 500 & 600 W. Walker ($350,543)
    • Land purchase for city initiatives
    • Parks facilities renewal ($155,266)
    • Sportsplex entrance ($400,000)
    • TxDOT FM 518 bypass hike and bike ($1.3 million)
    • 2012 Hike & Bike, Phase 1 ($240,000)
    • Downtown revitalization project ($5.9 million) 
    • 60-inch water line to replace 42-inch line on SH 3 ($3.6 million)
    • 36-inch water line – SH 3 to South Shore Harbour Booster Station ($12.28 million)
    • Annual water system improvements ($1.68 million)
    • Waterline upgrades and replacement ($2 million)
    • Southeast service area trunks ($2.7 million)
    • Force main upgrade from Bay Colony lift station to Ervin St. ($1.42 million)
    • Dallas Salmon Effluent discharge improvements ($4.04 million)
    • Sanitary sewer annual rehabilitation ($390,000)


Click here for additional information and to view the comprehensive budget.  A infographic breakdown is also available here to help the citizens of League City better understand the proposed budget.