Budget/CIP Summary

Proposed FY2018 Annual Budget
A summary of revenues, initiatives included in each of the city's operating funds, and a description of the capital improvements plan and employee compensation. Also included is detailed information on the various funds along with a long-range forecast for each of the major operating funds.

Approved Budget Reductions

An overview of budget reductions as approved by City Council on October 17.

Latest News

Sugar Land Council to Consider Budget Cuts
October 16, 2017
City Council will consider recommended reductions of $1.58 million to the fiscal year 2018 budget, cuts needed to address lower than budgeted sales tax and property tax revenues.

Tax Rate and Budget to be Considered
September 13, 2017
City Council will consider the 2017 tax rate and fiscal year 2018 budget at a regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 19 at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Blvd. North. Public hearings on the tax rate were held on Aug. 22 and Sept. 5, and a public hearing on the budget was held Aug. 15.

Your Tax Dollars at Work

Your Tax Dollars at Work - Budget InfographicWhere does each dollar go? See an overview of the general fund proposed budget.

Budget Workshops
A series of workshops touching on budget specifics were held in the month of August. Below you can access video and presentations for each.

General Fund 
August 3
Presentation | Video                             
Property Tax and Debt Service 
August 10 
Presentation | Video
Enterprise Funds - Utility, Surface Water, Airport, Solid Waste 
August 17
Presentation | Video
Capital Projects/Five Year CIP 
August 24
Presentation | Video
Other Funds, Compensation and Benefits, Tourism, Corporations 
August 31

Public Hearings

City Council established a maximum proposed 2017 tax rate up to 33.007 cents. This rate is for discussion purposes only; City Council may ultimately adopt a lower rate but may not adopt a higher rate. The FY2018 budget is based on a tax rate of 32.233 cents. [View the tax rate options]

Since the proposed tax rate exceeds the effective rate, which generates the same tax revenue as last year, the city scheduled two public hearings to gather feedback from residents.

Tuesday, Aug. 22  Presentation | Video
Tuesday, Sept. 5 Presentation |

The 2017 tax rate will be adopted on September 19 after receiving feedback from residents and full & complete discussion on the FY18 budget.

Sugar Land City Manager Allen Bogard discusses the proposed 2018 budget during the Sugar Land City Council Meeting held on Aug 15. The proposed budget is based on a tax rate of 32.233 cents.

Proposed Budget Presentation
In the face of declining revenues, the city is taking measures to ensure financial resiliency and plan for the future.