|Ballot proposition||Whether the Euless Crime Control and Prevention District should be continued for twenty (20) years and the Crime Control and Prevention District sales tax should be continued for twenty (20) years.
|Si el Distrito para el Control y la Prevención del Crimen de Euless (Crime Control and Prevention District) debería continuar por veinte (20) años y si el impuesto al valor agregado del Distrito para el Control y la Prevención del Crimen debería continuar por veinte (20) años.
|If I vote FOR||The city will continue to collect a sales tax of 0.25% to fund Euless’s Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD) for the next 20 years.|
|If I vote AGAINST||The city will lose funding for the CPPD.|
|Tax consequences||If the proposition is passed, the sales tax in the city of Euless will remain the same.
If the proposition fails, the sales tax in the city of Euless will be reduced by 0.25%
|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%.
The current sales tax in the city of Euless is 8.25%, of which 0.25% goes to fund the CCPD.
|What is a Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD)?||A CCPD is a special purpose district, which is used to support police programs and services geared toward preventing crime. The CCPD is governed by a board of directors, who are appointed by the city council. The board of directors is required to establish an annual budget, which must be approved by the city council, and the CCPD is required to submit to an independent audit on an annual basis. The CCPD is not a permanent body; voters must re-authorize its continuation.|
|Resources||City of Euless, “Crime Control and Prevention District,” https://www.eulesstx.gov/departments/police-department/crime-control-and-prevention-district|