Flower Mound voters re-approve street maintenance sales tax

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Flower Mound residents voted Tuesday overwhelmingly in favor of re-authorizing the town’s street maintenance sales tax.

With more than 5,000 votes cast, more than 80% of votes were for the sales tax, according to unofficial results from Denton County Elections. With the proposition’s passing, the sales tax rate in Flower Mound will remain 8.25 percent. The dedicated street maintenance sales tax pays for reconstruction and rehabilitation projects on Flower Mound roadways, according to a news release from the town.

In Denton, voters approved three propositions, according to unofficial results:

  • The issuance of $154 million of public securities for street improvements, and levying a tax in payment thereof
  • The issuance of $61.9 million of public securities for public safety facilities for the Police Department, and levying a tax in payment thereof
  • The issuance of $5 million of public securities for the acquisition of land for parks, and levying a tax in payment thereof

By a narrow margin of 51.5% to 48.5%, Denton voters denied a proposition for the issuance of $619,000 of public securities for public art.

Across the state, residents voted on 10 state propositions. One of the most contentious issues on the ballot passed by a 3-1 margin, an amendment that would make it harder to pass a state income tax. Click here for more information about the proposition election results.

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