City of Beaumont to hold public budget hearing

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A public hearing is set for Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at 1:30 p.m., for all interested citizens of the City of Beaumont, Texas. The meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers, located in City Hall, 801 Main St., Beaumont, Texas. The purpose of this hearing is discussion of the Fiscal Year 2015 Proposed Budget and Capital Program. These documents may be examined on weekdays at City Hall between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the office of the City Clerk, or on the City’s website at All interested citizens will have the opportunity to give written or oral comment.

This budget will raise more total property taxes than last year’s budget by $445,000, or .97 percent. Of that amount, $396,453 is tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year.