The Norman Transcript

January 29, 2014

Public Safety Sales Tax renewal vote set for April 1

Joy Hampton
For The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — After a long night at city hall, the Norman City Council unanimously approved an amended resolution to put the renewal of the Public Safety Sale Tax before voters on April 1 in conjunction with the election for even numbered city council wards.

The amended resolution calls for a permanent half-percent tax. 

Council members said they listened to public input and support was strong for a permanent tax. The original measure was proposed as a 10-year temporary tax.

All of the same fire and safety jobs and capital projects will be supported in the amended version, but there are some differences in the administration and tracking of the proposal adopted on Tuesday night.

Learn more details in an upcoming story in the print version of the Norman Transcript.