Commentary

KNOW YOUR CITY

City’s funding from many revenue sources
Kelvin Knauf
City Manager

Editor’s note: This concludes a two-part series on Rockdale city funding which was begun last week. H ere are more funds that provide revenue for city departments:

COURT—The Municipal Court Technology Fund was established to improve technology in the municipal court.

Revenues for the fund are from a fee assessed against persons who plead guilty or are found guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. The expenditures for the fund can only be used to enhance technology in the municipal court, in accordance with State law.

The Municipal Court Building Security Fund was established to improve building security in the municipal court.

Revenues for the fund are from a fee assessed against persons who plead guilty or are found guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. The expenditures for the fund can only be used to enhance building security in the municipal court, in accordance with State law.


Art by Nevaeh Wheeler, a second-grader at Rockdale Elementary School. Art by Nevaeh Wheeler, a second-grader at Rockdale Elementary School. The Municipal Court Judicial Efficiency Fund is a fund established to improve the skills of municipal court personnel.

Revenues for the fund are from a fee assessed against persons who plead guilty or are found guilty of a Class C misdemeanor.

Expenditures for the fund can only be used to enhance the training of court personnel in the municipal court, in accordance with state law.

The Municipal Court Collection Agency Fund is a fund established to pay a collection agency for collecting outstanding court fines and warrants.

AIRPORT—The Airport Fund reflects revenues and expenditures for H.H. Coffield Regional Airport.

IMPROVEMENTS— The Capital Improvements Program is a fund used to account for the proceeds of debt by the City of Rockdale.

The capital improvement program can include proceeds from general obligation bonds, certificates of obligation, tax notes, revenue bonds, or loans from the Texas Water Development Board.

NOT CITY—As a side note, the Rockdale Municipal Development District (MDD) has its own fund. The revenues for the fund are from a one-half percent sales tax levied by the district.

Expenditures of the district are determined by the MDD board of directors.


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