The 2017 Comprehensive Plan recommended allocating its remainder quarter cent sales tax for parks and other projects. A Special Election was ordered by City Council in August 2017 for the purpose of creating a Municipal Development District (MDD). The Election was held in November 2017 and was approved by the voters by 58.90%. A resolution was approved by City Council in December 2017 establishing the MDD and specified that funds may only be used to fund parks and recreation development projects within the City.
At the March 19, 2018 City Council meeting, the City Council approved the composition of the MDD Board. The Council agreed that all applicants would be interviewed. The frequency of meeting and when is still to be determined.
Once the members of the Board are appointed, the Board will meet, set rules of governance, and appoint officers. The City Council will then have the opportunity to review and consider the rules of governance established by the MDD.