Some major changes in next year’s budget for the city of Venice include changes involved with the city taking over EMS services, in addition to the financing of the construction of a new fire station.

But as the city council looks at the 2019-20 budget, the tax rate remains unchanged at 3.7 mills. In fact, property owners will actually see a decrease in their property tax bills.

City officials attribute that to the lowering of a levy to cover bond debt services goes into effect.