NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX INCREASE
A tax rate of $0.747062 per $100 valuation has been proposed by the governing body of CITY OF
PROPOSED TAX RATE $0.747062 per $100
NO-NEW-REVENUE TAX RATE $0.673262 per $100
VOTER-APPROVAL TAX RATE $0.747062 per $100
The no-new-revenue tax rate is the tax rate for the 2021 tax year that will raise the same amount of property
tax revenue for CITY OF SWEENY from the same properties in both the 2020 tax year and the 2021 tax
The voter-approval rate is the highest tax rate that CITY OF SWEENY may adopt without holding an
election to seek voter approval of the rate.
The proposed tax rate is greater than the no-new-revenue tax rate. This means that CITY OF SWEENY is
proposing to increase property taxes for the 2021 tax year.
A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED TAX RATE WILL BE HELD ON September 21, 2021 AT
6:00 PM AT City Hall at 102 W. Ashley Wilson, Rd., Sweeny, Texas 77480.
The proposed tax rate is not greater than the voter-approval tax rate. As a result, CITY OF SWEENY is not
required to hold an election at which voters may accept or reject the proposed tax rate. However, you may
express your support for or opposition to the proposed tax rate by contacting the members of the City
Council of CITY OF SWEENY at their offices or by attending the public hearing mentioned above.
YOUR TAXES OWED UNDER ANY OF THE RATES MENTIONED ABOVE CAN BE CALCULATED
Property tax amount= (tax rate) x (taxable value of your property)/100
FOR the proposal: Sandra Blaine Bill Hayes
Brian Brooks John Rambo
AGAINST the proposal:
PRESENT and not voting: Mayor Jeff Farley
The 86th Texas Legislature modified the manner in which the voter-approval tax rate is calculated to limit
the rate of growth of property taxes in the state.
The following table compares the taxes imposed on the average residence homestead by CITY OF
SWEENY last year to the taxes proposed to be imposed on the average residence homestead by CITY OF
SWEENY this year.
2020 2021 Change
Total tax rate (per
$100 of value)
$0.701553 $0.747062 increase of $0.045509, or
$128,449 $137,051 increase of $8,602, or
Tax on average
$901.14 $1,023.86 increase of $122.72, or
Total tax levy on all
$1,139,350 $1,290,174 increase of $150,824, or
For assistance with tax calculations, please contact the tax assessor for CITY OF SWEENY at 979-864-1320
or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.brazoriacountytx.gov for more information.