The Amarillo City Council found out on Wednesday how this year’s budget process is going to go.

This is instead of an almost unchanged tax rate and with five-million dollars more to spend.

New property and increased appraisals create an income increase.

Under the plan, an owner of property taxable at $100,000 would see a decrease in taxes of about $12. City property taxes make up less than 20 percent of an owner’s tax bill.

City staffers will recommend a tax rate per $100 of taxable value at the limit set by the state to avoid having an election, and the process is expected to end by September