Keller residents overwhelmingly voted to renew Keller’s crime control and prevention district, according to the Nov. 2 election results from Tarrant County.
The results showed that 2,729 voted for Keller’s crime control and prevention district to be renewed, while 568 voted against it.
The proposition specifically asked Keller voters whether they would like to continue funding Keller’s crime control and prevention district with a quarter-cent sales tax for another 15 years. Residents voted for or against the proposition on the ballot. The tax funds Keller Police Department projects, vehicles, technology, uniforms, training and equipment. With its projected renewal, the sales tax is expected to raise $1.71 million in the next fiscal year.
In 2001, the sales tax was first passed to build Phase 1 of the police department’s facility. It was renewed five years later for a 15-year continuation to help cover Phase 2 construction.
“Keller residents have always valued the amazing work our police officers do on a daily basis,” Keller Mayor Armin Mizani said in an emailed statement to Community Impact Newspaper. “I am excited to see that Keller has overwhelmingly voted to support renewing the crime control prevention district for another 15 years—ensuring our officers have the tools and resources necessary to keep Keller safe.”
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