Weston FY 2022 Budget Proposed

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Weston’s City Manager, Donald P. Decker, released the city’s proposal for its Fiscal Year 2022 Budget. The City Commission will hold two public hearings to review the proposal on September 13th and September 17th. Residents are encouraged to review the proposals, which are posted on the city’s website, www.westonfl.org, and to attend the meetings.

Weston has had the lowest ad valorem millage tax rate in Broward County. The proposal maintains the 3.3464 mills rate for the fourth year in a row.  General fund revenue is expected to increase by 4.62% or $2.4 million as economic activity returns to pre-COVID levels. Overall revenue for The City of Weston, the Indian Trace Development District, and the Bonaventure Development District are expected to grow by almost $9 million to $150 million for FY 2022.

Highlights of the proposed budget include:

  • The purchase of four fire engines to replace the existing fleet
  • 36th Street cul-de-sac closure project
  • Citywide LED parking light upgrades
  • Upgrades at Emerald Estates Park and Tequesta Trace Park
  • Weston Road bike and pedestrian improvements
  • Maintaining Arts, cultural and recreation programs at current levels

The City Manager also highlighted broader goals for 2022, including:

  • Working with Broward’s municipalities and Broward County towards the development of a county-wide comprehensive solid waste disposal and recycling program.
  • Advocating with the Federal Aviation Administration to mitigate the impacts of increased commercial air traffic over Weston.
  • Complete the 2032 Strategic Value and Business Plan and the Parks Master Plan to form priorities for the next 5 to 10 years.
  • Continue to monitor the economic and health impacts of COVID-19 in order to keep the residents of Weston healthy and to mitigate the negative impacts to Weston’s business community.