Half Cent Sales Tax Annual Open House to be held Thursday

Half Cent Sales Tax Annual Open House to be held Thursday
City of Tyler
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 8:49am

On Tuesday, Feb.11, the Half Cent Sales Tax Board opened the annual Half Cent Sales Tax call for projects. The call for projects runs from Feb. 11 through March 31 and provides the citizens of Tyler, community leaders, Tyler City Council and City of Tyler staff the opportunity to bring capital projects forward to be considered for Half Cent Sales Tax funding.

An open house will be held to gather public input on Thursday, March 6 from 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. in the Tyler Rose Garden Center located at 420 Rose Park Drive.

Staff from each of the funded categories (Police, Fire, Parks, Airport, Traffic, Engineering and Drainage) will be available to talk with the public and gather data for possible future half-cent funded projects.

"If residents have an idea for a project, now is the time to communicate it," says City Engineer Carter Delleney. "We receive public input from a variety of sources and the Call for projects open house at the Rose Garden Center makes it easier for project suggestions to be made."
This will be the third annual open house for the Half Cent Sales Tax program.

The City of Tyler collects half-cent sales tax revenue and utilizes it to fund capital improvement projects, such as the construction of Earl Campbell Parkway and the ongoing construction of the Fair Plaza Parking Garage. The program was approved by voters in 1995 as a way to fund capital infrastructure projects that enhance the community and attract economic development opportunities.

For more information, contact Carter Delleney, P.E. or Amy Downey at (903) 531-1126.

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