County Manager Proposes $1.19 Billion FY 2017 Budget

Arlington County Manager Mark Schwartz recently previewed for the County Board a proposed $1.19 billion Base Budget for FY 2017 that is balanced and is a 2.8 percent increase above the FY 2016 adopted budget. The manager also proposed that the $6.2 million in higher-than-projected revenues now expected be used to fund a tax rate reduction and more investments.

  • $13.2 million increase in schools funding;
  • $1.6 million increase in public safety funding;
  • New funding for streetlight repair, concrete maintenance;
  • Options for tax rate reduction, additional investments.

The Proposed Budget was discussed at the Feb. 23 County Board Meeting. To learn more about the Proposed FY 2017 Budget visit