Propositions approved by voters on Nov. 6, 2012
Two City propositions
The Cedar Hill City Council passed two ordinances at the August 14, 2012 regular meeting, calling for a special election to be held on the November 6, 2012 Uniform Election date for two propositions. On November 6, 2012 voters approved both measures by a wide margin:
- The creation of a Crime Control and Prevention District within the city limits of the City of Cedar Hill, authorizing the reallocation of the existing 1/8 of 1% sales tax from the Economic Development Corporation to the Crime Control and Prevention District.
-The legal sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption only in the city limits of the City of Cedar Hill.
Proposition for: Crime Control & Prevention District
The Crime Control and Prevention District is a citywide crime prevention initiative to fund police officers to keep Cedar Hill safe, with no new taxes.
From existing sales tax revenues, 1/8 of 1% will be reallocated from the Economic Development Corporation to fund this program.
It would provide revenue to fund four officers and a sergeant in a Police and Community Together (PACT) unit to focus primarily on
- Promoting community, government and police partnerships, proactively solving problems and engaging residents and business owners to address causes of crime, fear of crime and other community issues.
- Working directly with crime watch groups, other City departments, businesses, CHISD Police, community groups and citizens and providing information, crime prevention techniques and resolving community crime concerns.
- Demonstrating how proactive policing helps prevent crimes and engages citizens in keeping the city safe.
Proposition for: legal sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption
This proposition was brought to the City with the more than enough signatures on petitions to qualify under election standards to require a referendum, allowing the voters within the City to decide whether to support this proposition.
It would allow the sale of packaged beer and wine at retail establishments in Cedar Hill for consumption elsewhere.
Cedar Hill ISD 2012 Bond Proposal
The $45 million bond proposal by CHISD was approved by voters on Nov. 6, 2012.
Please visit the CHISD website for information about the CHISD bond proposal