Proposition A

Ballot PropositionThe adoption of a local sale and use tax in the City of Richland Hills at the rate of three-eighths of one percent (3/8%) to provide for maintenance and repair of municipal streets.
ProposiciónLa adopción de un impuesto local sobre ventas y uso en la Ciudad de Richland Hills con una tasa de tres octavos de un punto porcentual (3/8%) para proveer mantenimiento y reparaciones a las calles municipales
If I vote FORThe city will add a sales tax of 0.375% to the existing sales tax to provide for maintenance of city streets.
If I vote AGAINSTThe sales tax rate will remain the same.
Tax ConsequencesIf the proposition passes, the sales tax rate will go up by 0.375%. If the proposition fails, the sales tax rate will remain the same.
What is a Sales and Use Tax?This is the formal name for a sales tax. Individuals pay sales taxes on most goods and services in Texas.
What is the Current Sales Tax Rate?The base rate for the Texas sales tax is 6.25%. However, local government agencies (cities, counties, special purpose districts and transit authorities) can hold elections to increase the sales tax in their area. By law, the maximum sales tax rate (including state and local sales taxes) is 8.25%.

To find out what the sales tax rate is where you live, use the Texas Sales Tax Rate Locator. https://mycpa.cpa.state.tx.us/atj/
ResourcesCity of Richland Hills, Election Information
http://www.richlandhills.com/government/departments/city-secretary/election-information

Proposition B

Ballot PropositionThe adoption of a sales and use tax for the benefit of the Richland Hills Type B Economic Development Corporation for projects previously approved by the qualified voters of the City of Richland Hills and to include public park purposes, community facilities, related maintenance and cost of operation of publically owned projects, and the promotion of new and expanded business enterprises at the rate of two-eighths percent (2/8%).
ProposiciónLa adopción de un impuesto sobre ventas y uso para el beneficio de la Corporación de Desarrollo Económico Tipo B de Richland Hills para los proyectos previamente aprobados por los electores cualificados de la Ciudad de Richland Hills y para incluir proyectos de parques públicos, instalaciones comunitarias, el mantenimiento y costo relacionado con la operación de proyectos de dominio público, y el fomento de nuevos establecimientos comerciales y expansión de los mismos a una tasa de dos octavos de un punto porcentual (2/8%).
If I vote FORThe city will add a sales tax of 0.25% to the existing sales tax to provide for parks, community facilities, and other public projects.
If I vote AGAINSTThe sales tax rate will remain the same.
Tax ConsequencesIf the proposition passes, the sales tax rate will go up by 0.25%. If the proposition fails, the sales tax rate will remain the same.
What is an Economic Development Corporation?Under Texas law, cities can create Economic Development Corporations (EDC) to finance new and expanded business enterprises, which they may fund by adopting a sales tax.

The main requirement is that the businesses bring new money into the community. EDCs cannot simply give sales tax proceeds to businesses. An EDC must enter into a written performance agreement with any business enterprise that it funds directly, or if it makes expenditures that benefit an eligible project.

Under the law, there are two types of EDCs:
- Type A EDCs are typically created to fund industrial development projects such as business infrastructure, manufacturing and research and development; they can can also fund military base realignment, job training classes and public transportation.
- Type B EDCs can fund all of the types of projects that a Type A EDC can, as well as parks, museums, sports facilities and affordable housing. However, Type B EDCs are subject to more administrative restrictions.
What is a Sales and Use Tax?This is the formal name for a sales tax. Individuals pay sales taxes on most goods and services in Texas.
What is the Current Sales Tax Rate?The base rate for the Texas sales tax is 6.25%. However, local government agencies (cities, counties, special purpose districts and transit authorities) can hold elections to increase the sales tax in their area. By law, the maximum sales tax rate (including state and local sales taxes) is 8.25%.

To find out what the sales tax rate is where you live, use the Texas Sales Tax Rate Locator. https://mycpa.cpa.state.tx.us/atj/
ResourcesCity of Richland Hills, Election Information
http://www.richlandhills.com/government/departments/city-secretary/election-information

Texas Comptroller, Type A and B Economic Development Corporations Overview
https://comptroller.texas.gov/economy/local/type-ab/index.php