On Tuesday, Feb. 14, the Half Cent Sales Tax Board opened the annual Half Cent Sales Tax call for projects. The call for projects will run from Feb. 14 through March 30 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.
The second of two open houses to gather public input will be held on March 7 from noon – 1p.m. in the Rose Room at the Tyler Rose Garden Center located at 420 Rose Park Drive.
More than 20 residents attended the first open house session held in the evening on Feb. 28.
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. We receive public input from a variety of sources, but this year we're doing something different," says City engineer Carter Delleney. "We're going to hold open houses at the Rose Garden Center to make it easier for project suggestions to be made."
The City of Tyler collects half-cent sales tax revenue and utilizes it to fund capital improvement projects, such as ongoing construction of Earl Campbell Parkway and construction of the new Fire Station 5.
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 Hunter at (903) 531-1126.