A budget document accomplishes several things: it is a statement of policy defining levels of services and allocating resources, an operational tool to guide staff in delivering those services, a planning guide with future-year application and it is also a communications vehicle to convey to all readers what the city intends to accomplish. Most importantly, and even more important than the dollars in it, a budget is about the services the city provides to its citizens, voters, and taxpayers. The city's budget is ultimately about creating and maintaining the city we can be proud to live and work in.

Fiscal Year 2023 - 2024 Proposed Budget

Notice of Meeting to Vote on Tax Rate 2023 (PDF)

Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Budget (PDF)

Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Proposed Budget (PDF)

Fiscal Year 2023 - 2024 Adopted Budget

The governing body of the City of Palestine has adopted a tax rate of $ 0.594285 per $100 valuation. 

ADOPTED TAX RATE                              $0.673774 per $100

NO-NEW-REVENUE TAX RATE              $0.564610 per $100

VOTER-APPROVAL TAX RATE              $0.737091 per $100    

City Council Record Vote 

The members of the governing body voted on the budget as follows: 

FOR: Mayor Mitchell Jordan, Council Members Sean Conner, Ava Harmon, Kenneth Davidson, and Krissy Clark


PRESENT and not voting: None


Approved Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2023-24 (PDF)

To request an older budget document, use the Public Information Request Form (PDF).

View the archive of approved budgets.

View the annual debt report archive.