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Government Finance 101

​As the City of Coppell moves into the future, City Council and staff are proactive and strategic when it comes to budget planning. Coppell has reached a state of build-out, and the City’s population is not expected to increase significantly in the coming years. However, the City’s population has continued to grow in recent years, and Coppell saw a 3% increase in the number of residents from 2014 to 2018. In order to accommodate this growth and continue to offer the level of service that residents expect, the City strategically invests significant funds into projects and initiatives that benefit the whole community. 

Further, the City of Coppell is transitioning into a resilience stage. As infrastructure ages, the City must take steps to proactively maintain its assets and improve upon the high standard of living in Coppell. The City has begun to place an increased priority on reconstruction and redevelopment. From roadways to sidewalks to streetscapes, City crews are working continuously to improve public assets to ensure that they continue to be viable into the future. 

“Our future is wholly dependent on our ability to serve the public,” said Mike Land, City Manager. “The City’s dedicated municipal workforce recognizes that the ‘person in the house’ is our only reason for existing, and we strive to demonstrate that through our actions and behaviors.” 

The City of Coppell continues to see positive economic indicators in all areas of finance, including the reaffirmed AAA bond rating. Coppell is only one of eleven cities in the State of Texas rated AAA by both Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s. Expenditures, revenues, and reserves have been managed efficiently and proactively for many years, resulting in appropriate fund balances and a strong financial position. 

“As a result of decisions made by the State legislature, the budget process has changed. We are in a completely new landscape,” said Mayor Karen Hunt. “By continuously planning and following responsible fiscal policies, the City of Coppell is in a strong financial position. City staff continue to do a fantastic job managing our public monies. We are very fortunate to live, work, and play in a city that places a high value on community and quality of life while focusing on our resilience as we move forward into the future.”

The City of Coppell is dedicated to being fiscally responsible and transparent, and the City continuously receives accolades from outside agencies regarding its financial planning and prudent budgeting practices. The City strongly encourages residents to get involved, attend public meetings and provide feedback on the proposed budget. 

Government TransparencyThe BudgetBudget Calendar

GOVERNMENT TRANSPARANCY

THE BUDGET


Propoerty TaxSales TaxThe General Fund

​PROPERTY TAX

​SALES TAX

THE GENERAL FUND

​​Crime Control & Prevention District

Coppell Recreation & Development Corporation

​​Special Revenue Funds

​CRIME CONTROL & PREVENTION DISTRICT

​COPPELL RECREATION & DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS

Water & Sewer FundDebt ServiceSupport for Local Service Organizations
WATER & SEWER FUNDDEBT SERVICESUPPORT FOR LOCAL SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS