Ballot propositionWhether the City of Grand Prairie, Texas 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.
If I vote FORThe city will continue to collect a sales tax of 0.25% to fund Grand Prairie’s Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD) for 20 years.
If I vote AGAINSTThe city will lose funding for the CPPD.
Tax consequencesIf the proposition is passed, the sales tax in the city of Grand Prairie will remain the same.

If the proposition fails, the sales tax in the city of Grand Prairie 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 rate in Grand Prairie is 8.25%.
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.

In 2007, voters approved the creation of the Grand Prairie CCPD to fund a new public safety building. In 2012, voters re-authorized the CCPD sales tax in order to continue paying for the building and to hire and equip police officers. The building will be fully paid off in 2022, after which point the city will use the full 0.25% sales tax funding for police salaries, benefits, equipment, and training.
ResourcesCity of Grand Prairie, “Crime Tax Election,” https://www.gptx.org/city-government/city-secretary/elections/crime-tax-election