Rockford leaders pass 2020 budget, no new property taxes


ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) – Homeowners don’t have to worry about a property tax increase next year after city leaders passed its 2020 budget.

The council finalized it Monday night about four months before it was due. The budget is $163.7 million. By keeping property tax levy flat, it’ll save taxpayers roughly $1 million.

Here are a few of the highlights from the budget:

  • Increase of $2.189 million in the city’s state-mandated public safety contribution for 2020
  • $310,000 in essential improvements to fire stations
  • Funding for road salt
  • Rehabilitation of a vacant building for Police ID and Evidence functions

The budget does not include any projected revenue from recreational marijuana or a temporary casino.

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