Financial Transparency

Transparent Government

 

Travis County Emergency Services District No. 2 is committed to providing information concerning the use of taxpayer funding in an open and transparent manner.
The information  below is provided in accordance with the local government transparency standards encouraged by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

Travis County ESD No. 2 Population Information

TCESD2 Population Est Graph

The population for ESD2 has grown significantly over the past few years.  The population growth has led to an increase in call volume and longer response times due to additional congestion on roadways.

 

 

Travis County ESD No. 2 Budget Information

The total TCESD2 Budget numbers in this paragraph include all operating and capital outlay expenditures.  The fiscal year 2020 Amended Budget was $42,598,566; fiscal year 2021 Amended Budget was $41,690,192 and the fiscal year 2022 Approved Budget is $45,855,154.  The change in the amount of budget from fiscal year 2021 to 2022 is $4,164,961,  which is a 10% increase.  The amended budget amounts for FY20 and FY21 represent the final budgets for those years including the original Approved Budget amount and any budget amendments approved during the year.  The FY22 Budget amount includes the FY22 Budget as approved by the Board of Commissioners on 9/9/21.

Multiyear budget and per capita table

 

Travis County ESD No. 2 Property Tax Revenue Information

The amount of property tax revenue budgeted for maintenance and operations in the fiscal year 2020 Amended Budget for Property Tax Revenue was $12,868,482; fiscal year 2021 Amended Budget for Property Tax Revenue was  $13,204,044; and the fiscal year 2022 Approved Budget for Property Tax Revenue is $14,125,471

 

 

Travis County ESD No. 2 Maintenance and Operations Property Tax Rates:

Tax Year 2019:  $0.10 per $100 valuation; Tax Year 2020:  $0.10 per $100 valuation; Tax Year 2021:  $0.09 per $100 valuation

The proposed tax rate for 2022 (that would be due from taxpayers 1/31/2023) has not yet been determined.

The District has had a zero-debt service taxing rate and revenue for tax rates set for fiscal years 2019 through 2022.

Property tax rate per 100 val

 

The tax rate for 2021 was decreased due to the limitation of entities ability to increase tax revenue more than 3.5% per year and due to the District’s change in method of delivery and financial support in providing ALS Emergency medical services.   A new overlay District was created in a portion of the ESD2 service area that contracted with ESD2 to provide and pay for those services through property taxes from their residents.

Rev and Exp per Capital Graph

 

The TCESD2 Revenue per capita has risen over the past few years due to an increase in new residential and retail establishments resulting in increased sales and property tax revenue.   The District’s expenditures per capita was steadily rising as the District increased staffing and equipment needs for additional call volumes.  In FY20 expenditures were significantly reduced as the District discontinued non-essential services to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and temporarily paused construction projects related to construction of new response locations and related equipment.

Property and Sales Tax Rev per Capita

 

New construction of residential and retail establishments along with increasing population have led to an increase in both property and sales tax revenue.  Additionally, the real estate market in the area has experienced continued pricing increases leading to increase property tax revenue.

 

Principles of Sound Financial Management establish a foundation for the fiscal strength and stability of Travis County ESD No. 2. These Principles guide the Board of Commissioners and Executive Team as they make fiscal decisions regarding resource allocations and annual appropriations. Fiscal principles assure sound stewardship of taxpayer dollars as they guide the District in the planning of expenditures, revenues and funding arrangements for public services and ensure budget flexibility and structural stability to weather economic cycles.   The financial condition of the District must be maintained at the highest level to assure resources are available to meet the community’s ever-changing needs and these Principles reflect the District’s commitment to continued fiscal strength.  To learn more about the District’s financial policies please click below.

Learn more about the District’s financial policies here.

 

Financial Documents

 

Information About Our Board of Commissioners

Board of Commissioners

 

 

The Public Information Act

Texas Government Code, Chapter 552, gives you the right to access government records; and an officer for public information and the officer’s agent may not ask why you want them. All government information is presumed to be available to the public. Certain exceptions may apply to the disclosure of the information. Governmental bodies shall promptly release requested information that is not confidential by law, either constitutional, statutory, or by judicial decision, or information for which an exception to disclosure has not been sought.

 

Public Information Request Information and Form