FY 2011 Adopted Budget Facts


POPULATION

Fairfax County's population is projected to be 1,059,468 persons as of January 2010, an increase of 0.6 percent over the revised January 2009 estimate of 1,053,672 and an increase of 29.4 percent over the 1990 census count of 818,584.


EXPENDITURES AND POSITIONS

General Fund Direct Expenditures
Totals $1.19 billion, which reflects a decrease of $60.3 million or 4.81 percent from the FY 2010 Revised Budget Plan. It is a decrease of $15.4 million or 1.27 percent from the FY 2010 Adopted Budget Plan.

General Fund Disbursements
Totals $3.31 billion, which reflects a decrease of $92.2 million or 2.71 percent from the FY 2010 Revised Budget Plan. The decrease from the FY 2010 Adopted Budget Plan is $22.3 million or 0.67 percent. These figures include the School Transfer and School Debt Service.

General Fund Transfer for School Operations
The proposed County General Fund transfer for School Operations in FY 2011 is $1.61 billion, a decrease of $16.27 million or 1.00 percent from the FY 2010 level of $1.63 billion.The combined transfer with School Operating and Debt Service is $1.771 billion, or 53.5 percent of the total County Combined General Fund disbursements.

Expenditures for All Appropriated Funds
Totals $6.10 billion in FY 2011.

Pay-As-You-Go Capital Construction
These projects total $15.58 million from $20.51 million in FY 2010.

Information Technology
The General Fund funding totals $3.2 million in FY 2011, a decrease from $7.4 million in FY 2010.

Authorized Positions
Authorized positions for all funds decreased by a net of 176 positions. As a result, the ratio of authorized positions per 1,000 residents will decrease from 11.20 in FY 2010 to 10.97 in FY 2011.

Pay For Performance/Public Safety Merit Increments for County Employees
No funding is included in FY 2011 for pay for performance salary increases or for merit increments for Public Safety uniformed personnel.  As a result, no County employee will receive a salary increase related to pay for performance, merit increments, or longevity steps in FY 2011.

Market Rate Adjustment
No funding is included in FY 2011 for the market rate adjustment.  As a result, all pay scales will remain at FY 2010 levels.


TAX BASE

General Fund Revenue
Totals $3.24 billion, which reflects a decrease of $82.38 million or 2.48 percent from the FY 2010 Revised Budget Plan.

General Property Taxes
Total approximately 77.5 percent of General Fund Receipts. It should be noted that this includes personal property taxes that are reimbursed by the Commonwealth of Virginia as a result of the Personal Property Tax Relief Act of 1998.

Assessed Value
Assessed value of all real property is projected to decrease $19.0 billion or 9.20 percent from FY 2010.

Average Residential Assessed Property Value
$432,439, a decrease of $25,459 or 5.56 percent from the FY 2010 value of $457,898.

Average Residential Real Estate Tax Bill
$4,713.59 at the $1.09 per $100 assessed value tax rate.

One Real Estate Penny
Equivalent to approximately $18.7 million in tax revenue.

One Personal Property Penny
Equivalent to approximately $1.0 million in tax revenue.

Commercial/Industrial Percentage of County's Real Estate Base
19.7 percent, a significant decrease from the FY 2010 rate of 22.7 percent.

 

TAX RATES

Real Estate Tax Rate
Increased from $1.04 to $1.09 per $100 assessed value.

Personal Property Tax Rate
Remains at $4.57 per $100 assessed value.

Refuse Collection Rate
Remains at $345 per household in FY 2011.

Refuse Disposal Rate
Remains at $60 per ton in FY 2011.

Leaf Collection Rate
Remains at $0.015 per $100 assessed valuation in FY 2011.

Sewer Availability Charge
For new single-family homes, this charge increases to $7,750.

Sewer Service Rate
Increases to $5.27 per 1,000 gallons of water consumption.

Countywide Special Tax District for the Control of Pest Infestations
Tax rate remains at $0.0010 per $100 assessed valuation in FY 2011.

Stormwater Services District Levy
The FY 2011 tax rate increases from $0.010 per $100 of assessed value to $0.015.


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