Is everything paid for from the General Fund?
No. While the General Fund is the main operating fund of the city, Irving has more than 120 funds, which are separate due to state and federal regulations, accounting best practices or because of decisions of the City Council.

Including the General Fund, there are nine main funds that comprise the majority of city operations:

Summary of Operating Expenditures for Major Programs

Fund/Program 2009-10 Adopted Budget 2010-11 Proposed Budget
General Fund $176,362,533 $169,505,476
Water and Sewer $81,812,269 $84,128,881
Solid Waste Services $11,622,026 $11,723,038
Municipal Drainage Utility $4,646,044 $4,883,382
HOT Revenue Funds    
ICVB $6,327,498 $6,046,256
Arts Center $4,424,410 $3,891,693
Main Street and Events $113,799 $115,173
Heritage and Museum $368,423 $244,846
Total HOT $11,234,130 $10,297,968
Housing and Human Services $8,655,743 $3,901,254
Total Major Funds $294,332,745 $284,439,999

Please provide a listing of the departmental budgets for FY 2010-11.

For the General Fund, departmental budgets for FY 2010-11 total $169.5 million.

  2009-10 Budget 2010-11 Proposed Budget
Goal 1 - Land Use

Planning and Inspections


Goal 2 - Vibrant Neighborhoods

Code Enforcement


Goal 3 - Economic Development

Economic Development


Goal 4 - Public Safety



Municipal Court Services

Animal Services








Goal 6 - Effective Communications

Corporate Communications


Goal 7 - Culture, Recreation and Education

Parks and Recreation

Library Services




Goal 8 - Sound Governance

Mayor and Council

City Secretary's Office

City Manager's Office

Financial Services

Management Operations


Performance Team

City Attorney's Office
















Goal 9 - Infrastructure

Capital Improvement Program


Information Technology

Intergovernmental Services








Total Expenditures $176,362,533 $169,504,476

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1. How are tax revenues decreasing if the city is raising the tax rate?
2. Why are my taxes so high?
3. Is it true that the decrease in tax revenue is in part due to the Heritage Crossing project, in that so many dwellings/buildings were removed and now sit as vacant land at a lower taxable rate?
4. Are any city departments over budget for the current year?
5. If Code Enforcement is a key focus area for the city, why does the budget show funding for five fewer code enforcement personnel in the coming year?
6. How much does the City of Irving receive in revenue from the company that operates Twin Wells Golf Course? Where is that reflected in the city’s records?
7. Are any funds allocated in the FY 2010-11 budget for improvements along Irving Boulevard between the Trinity River and Loop 12?
8. What is the status of the former stadium site redevelopment? Is the $2 billion “Sky Park” project on hold?
9. Is everything paid for from the General Fund?
10. How much of the increase in the municipal services bill goes to the General Fund?
11. What happened to the $12 million in savings that have been realized over the past four years?
12. How many employees work for the City of Irving?
13. Is Irving self-insured? How much does health insurance cost the city?
14. How much of the budget goes toward the Heritage Crossing project?
15. Why doesn’t the city match tax increases with a dollar-for-dollar operating expenditure reduction?
16. If taxes are increased due to lower property values, will the city ever reduce taxes?
17. Has the city manager received a raise this year?
18. How is the city reducing expenditures?
19. Why doesn’t the city reduce services to ease the tax burden on residents?
20. How much will my taxes increase under the proposed budget?
21. Where will the money come from for the Entertainment Venue if the dedicated revenues are not sufficient to pay the debt? (Full question provided in answer.)