Edmond residents to vote on new tax


Monday, October 20th 2008, 11:08 pm
By: News 9


By Colleen Chen, NEWS 9

EDMOND, Okla. -- The City of Edmond held a public forum at the Edmond City Council Chambers Monday night to discuss the possibility of a new tax to pay for a new public safety center.

The city wants to raise property taxes to pay for a new police headquarters, but voters still have questions about the cost and the need.

The new location would replace a softball field at Main Street and Kelley Avenue.
Edmond City leaders said they chose the softball field because it's old and underutilized.
If the proposal passes, it would amount to $3.66 a month in extra property taxes for every $100,000 home. Officials said they'll look at turning the old police department into retail space.

The residents will vote November 4 on the $31.5 million Public Safety Center.