How is city property tax revenue spent?

Your city taxes fund the services and infrastructure you depend on every day, such as good roads and the police, fire and emergency medical services that respond in a crisis and keep our community safe. These funds also provide for innovative library programs that encourage life-long learning, as well as superior park and recreation amenities that promote active lifestyles and provide beautiful green space for recreation and play. For 2021, the average NRH homeowner paid $1,260 in property taxes to the city. The following chart shows how the tax payment is distributed to provide city services. 

City ServiceAnnual MonthlyPercent
Public Safety$  636.41$ 53.0350.5%
Public Works (Streets)$  296.15$ 24.6823.5%
City Facilities$  155.01$ 12.9212.3%
Library $    51.67$   4.31  4.1%
Parks$    44.11$   3.68  3.5%
Neighborhood Services$    44.11$   3.68  3.5%
General Government*$    32.76$   2.72  2.6%
Total$1,260.22$105.02100.00%

* General Government includes financial management, information technology, planning, communications and other administrative services.

Property taxes fund about 40% of the city’s daily operations, with sales tax contributing about 21%. Franchise fees, permits, fines, charges for service, grants and other sources also help fund your city services.

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1. What is the city's property tax rate?
2. Who authorizes the city’s property tax rate?
3. How is city property tax revenue spent?
4. How much does the average NRH homeowner pay in city property tax?
5. Why do some other nearby cities have a lower property tax rate?
6. How does the average tax bill compare to last year?
7. What are the homestead and senior exemptions?
8. What would be the result if NRH's property tax rate were further reduced?
9. Why does my property value increase every year?
10. Can I protest my property value?
11. How do my City property taxes compare to other taxes I pay?
12. How is the senior / disabled tax ceiling applied?
13. What is the breakdown between maintenance and operations and debt service?