Council Update: Council proposes rolling back tax rate for 2022-23 fiscal year

The governing board of Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County on Thursday proposed a 2022-2023 millage rate of .5508 – a nearly 12 percent decrease from last year, which is the roll-back rate. 

The Council’s revenue would remain the same despite the reduction in the rate, allowing it to meet the needs of the Palm Beach County families in innovative ways. This is especially important as our community continues to recover from a global pandemic. 

In the upcoming fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, the Council will focus on supporting mental health and wellness, as well as children and youth exposed to trauma. The Council also will increase access to summer camps and expanding home-visiting services to ensure our children are ready for school.

“We are thrilled to continue to reduce our tax rate and still be able to bolster our community,” says Lisa Williams-Taylor, CSC’s CEO. “We have again found new and creative ways to support grassroots nonprofits that best understand the needs of their neighbors, while continuing to ensure parents have the support they need so their children are ready for kindergarten and beyond.”

Under the proposed millage rate, a Palm Beach County owner of a single-family home with an assessed property value of $375,000 (with $50,000 in typical exemptions) will pay about $179 in ad valorem taxes to the Council in 2022-2023. 

Total ad valorem taxes to the Council will be $135,296,992. Nearly 91% of the Council’s overall budget will go to support children’s programs and services.

The Council will vote on the final millage rate at the second TRIM (Truth In Millage) hearing at 5:01 p.m., Sept. 22.


About Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County

The Council is a local, special-purpose government created by Palm Beach County voters in 1986 and reauthorized in 2014. For more than 30 years, it has provided leadership, funding, services and research on behalf of the county’s children so they grow up healthy, safe and strong.

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