The Dallas County Board of Supervisors convened twice Tuesday for a regular session and the fiscal year 2021 budget hearing.

The meetings were held remotely at the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control due to concerns of the novel coronavirus 2019 pandemic. The morning session began with approval of amendments to the temporary employee policy, which included a new section related to COVID-19. Next, the Board approved removing a family farm tax credit for two parcels that are less than the 10-acre threshold for the credits.

The Supervisors then recessed until 7 p.m. and reconvened for the presentation of the FY21 budget. Key figures in the budget included an overall tax levy rate of $6.08 per $1,000 of taxable value, an estimated $43,562,247 in revenues, and $48,104,529 in expenditures. With no objections from the public, the Board approved the budget as presented. They also approved the salaries for elected officials. The meeting concluded with approval of a new Families First Coronavirus Response Policy.