The half-cent sales tax collection to fund the
Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD) began in April 1998, with the
first sales tax check received in June 1998. State law provides that a
district’s life is limited to five years, unless voters continue the district by approval of a
In May 2017, Southlake voters once again took action related to this sales tax, choosing to reallocate a three-eighths-cent portion from the Crime Control and Prevention District to the formation of new sales tax district, Community Enhancement and Development Corporation (CEDC), to fund recreational and economic development projects. (Approval of the CEDC provides the funding needed to construct and support operations of the new community center, The Marq Southlake.) This leaves a one-eighth cent allocation remaining for CCPD activities through sunset.
The use of district funds are defined by State law. In addition, Southlake voters reviewed general plans for the use of the funds when approving the sales tax which aligned with strategies that were established when the district was created: