Bryan’s City Council is set to approve the city’s proposed 2020 budget during a meeting tonight and is inviting residents to voice opinions at a public hearing about the property tax rate.

During the council’s Aug. 29 meeting, five residents spoke in favor of the $400 million budget — specifically the $70 million regional park — while four people spoke against it. The budget received a 4-1 vote in favor of approval at that first reading.

During the public hearing, residents can address the tax rate, which will remain unchanged at $0.6299 per $100 valuation. There will be a second public hearing to discuss the tax rate on Sept. 17, and the final approval of the tax rate will be completed at a Sept. 24 meeting.

Tuesday’s City Council meeting also includes public hearings for two rezoning requests, various project approvals on the consent and statutory agendas and an update on development projects.

Additionally, there will be a workshop meeting at Coulter Field at 11:30 a.m., which will include a tour and presentation to update attendees on the airport operations.

The Bryan City Council meeting begins at 5:45 p.m., with public hearings starting at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Bryan Municipal Building.

The full budget proposal is available at docs.bryantx.gov/fiscal/FY2020ProposedBudget.pdf.

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