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Keller voters will weigh in on sales tax, liquor stores this November

Post Date:06/19/2019
Keller voters this fall will decide whether to allow liquor stores within city limits as well as whether to reauthorize the city's street maintenance sales tax after the City Council on Tuesday voted to place both items on the Nov. 7, 2019 ballot.

A special local option election for the purpose of considering "the legal sale of all alcoholic beverages, including mixed beverages" within Keller was added to the ballot after a privately sponsored petition collected nearly 7,850 signatures accepted by the Tarrant County Elections Division. If approved in November, this item would allow liquor stores to open in Keller through the city's specific use permitting process.

November's sales and use tax election will ask Keller voters whether to continue the city's 1/4-cent sales tax dedicated to street maintenance. First approved as an 1/8-cent dedication in 2003 and raised by voters to a 1/4-cent dedication in 2007, this item is required by state law to go back to voters every four years. Since the dedication was last reauthorized in November 2015, it has generated about $5.98 million for road maintenance that has impacted more than 7.7 miles of city streets.
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