Dallas city officials learned Wednesday that the city will receive about $20 million more in property tax revenue next year than was recently projected.

According to City Manager Mary Suhm, property values dropped by about $3.6 billion, or 4.3 percent, compared with 2009. The city had anticipated an 8.5 percent decline in taxable value.

According to figures provided to the city by the Dallas Central Appraisal District, the certified property tax value for the city this year will be $78.8 billion.

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