Special Election - Crime Control and Prevention District - May 2, 2020 (Postponed to July 14, 2020)
On March 18, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott signed a proclamation suspending Sections 41.0052(a) and (b) of the Texas Election Code, to the extent necessary, to allow political subdivisions to move their May 2, 2020 elections to the next uniform election date occurring on November 3, 2020. Unfortunately, the Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD), and the one-half (1/2) of one (1) percent sales and use tax, will expire on September 30, 2020, prior to the November 3, 2020 election. Therefore, in accordance with Section 41.0011 of the Texas Election Code, the City submitted a request to the Governor asking to hold an Emergency Special Election on July 14, 2020 for the CCPD referendum. The Governor approved the City's request and signed the proclamation on April 6, 2020.
The City will hold a Special Election on May 2, 2020 July 14, 2020, to submit to the qualified voters of Crowley, a proposition to determine whether the citizens desire to continue the Crime Control and Prevention District and reauthorize a sales and use tax (not property tax) at a rate of one-half (1/2) of one (1) percent for 15 years for the purpose of Crime Control and Prevention. To read more information about the Crime Control and Prevention District, click here.