Gov. Greg Abbott has approved the Fort Worth Crime Control and
Prevention District’s (CCPD) request to conduct its continuation
election on July 14 rather than May 2 as originally planned.
“The current public health emergency makes a May election unwise and
potentially unsafe, and waiting until November is not a legally
available option,” said Mayor and CCPD Board President Betsy Price. “We
appreciate Gov. Abbott granting a special election on July 14 for the
continuation of the Fort Worth Crime Control and Prevention District.”
Fort Worth sought permission for the special election on the issue of
continuation to be held on an earlier non-uniform date before the
November uniform election.
The Crime Control and Prevention District and its voter-approved
½-cent sales tax is set to expire Sept. 30, 2020, unless voters
authorize their continuation before that date. Each of the four previous
continuation elections has been approved by a majority of more than 75%
of participating voters.
If a successful continuation election is not held by Sept. 30, the
district would be dissolved. Because the dissolution date occurs before
the November uniform election date, the election could not be moved to
November under the emergency order that allowed other planned May
elections to be moved to the fall.
Learn more about the CCPD.