|Ballot Proposition||Whether the City of Azle Crime Control and Prevention District should be continued for 15 years and the crime control and prevention district sales tax should be continued for 15 years.
Si el Distrito de Control y Prevención del Delito de la Ciudad de Azle debe continuar sus funciones por 15 años y el impuesto sobre las ventas del distrito mencionado debe continuar aplicándose por 15 años.
|If I vote FOR||The Crime Control & Prevention District (CCPD) will continue for another 15 years, funded by a 0.25% sales tax.|
|If I vote AGAINST||The city will not continue to fund the CCPD.|
|Tax Consequences||If the proposition passes, the sales tax rate in Azle will remain the same. If the proposition fails the sales tax rate in Azle will go down 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 Azle is 8.25%, of which 0.25% goes to fund the Azle 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.
The Azle CCPD was originally approved by voters in 2001, for a four-year period. It was renewed by voters in 2006 (4 years) and in 2011 (10 years).
|Resources||Contact City Secretary
City of Azle, Crime Control & Prevention District website, https://www.cityofazle.org/77/Crime-Control-Prevention-District