Where Do Your Property Taxes Go, Great Falls?

At last night’s Great Falls city commission meeting we unanimously voted to adopt the proposed fiscal year 2022 City of Great Falls budget.

This graph depicting the government entities to which our local property tax dollars go is interesting and informative:

The 27.1% share of total local property taxes is only one of the City’s revenue sources, here’s a graph of the others:

…and a graph of where the City spends it’s revenue:

Here’s a link to a fun and handy budget simulator tool for the City that you can try your hand at – https://greatfalls.abalancingact.com/fy2022proposedbudget

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you may have.


Posted by Rick Tryon

Rick Tryon is an entrepreneur, a singer-songwriter, and is currently serving a four year term as a Great Falls City Commissioner. Helping Montana become an even greater place to live, play and work is Tryon's passion.

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One Reply to “Where Do Your Property Taxes Go, Great Falls?”

  1. The infrastructure for Public Works must be in really bad shape if they require damn near half of the total city budget… How are the multitude of potholes doing? What about the side walks and sewage systems? Rick, keep fighting for that change. Culture and Recreation along with the special districts probably need the funding also. To me, it seems as though that there is still quite a strong misappropriation of taxpayer funds that I called out a few years ago. I want my son to live in a community that actually cares about keeping the younger generation around. Without more changes to these types of things, they won’t want to stay and what’s worse is that they probably wont come back either.


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