Midland City Council approves first reading for 4B Tax election - KWES NewsWest 9 / Midland, Odessa, Big Spring, TX: newswest9.com |

Midland City Council approves first reading for 4B Tax election

City of Midland logo (Source: City of Midland) City of Midland logo (Source: City of Midland)
MIDLAND, TX (KWES) -

The Midland City Council has unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance for the upcoming 4B tax election.

Earlier this month, Midland Mayor Jerry Morales announced that there would be an election to repurpose the city's 4B tax.

Three parks in Midland: Hogan, Beal and Reyes-Mashburn would be improved. Morales believes improving those by making them "tournament type" parks by upgrading each one would make Midland more attractable for current residents and others coming from outside of the city.

Although the funds won't go towards the city's infrastructure or road repairs, they will still be applied to new roads as long as they create economic development. 

"Based on the way the state language is written, they tell communities how they can spend it," said Morales. "But if it's a road that'll build a new park, or for example Tradewinds Blvd, behind the sports complex, it'll spur hotels, residential, commercial, schools and so forth. So we're allowed to spend it on that. We're excited we can use that component in that also."

Residents would still be paying the same $0.25 per hundred valuation sales tax they are currently paying to the city.

The election date is currently scheduled for May 6, 2017.

If the option is approved, it will have a 15-year sales life.

Copyright 2017 KWES. All rights reserved. 

  • NewsMore>>

  • Person hospitalized after shooting in Arnett Benson area

    Person hospitalized after shooting in Arnett Benson area

    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:46 PM EDT2018-06-24 02:46:43 GMT
    A person was hospitalized after shooting near 3rd Street and Detroit Avenue (Source: Eli Fierro, KCBD)A person was hospitalized after shooting near 3rd Street and Detroit Avenue (Source: Eli Fierro, KCBD)

    A shooting just after 3 p.m. Saturday near 3rd Street and Detroit Avenue has left one person in the hospital at University Medical Center.

    A shooting just after 3 p.m. Saturday near 3rd Street and Detroit Avenue has left one person in the hospital at University Medical Center.

  • Red Cross Serving the Permian Basin in need of more volunteers

    Red Cross Serving the Permian Basin in need of more volunteers

    (Source: KWES)(Source: KWES)
    (Source: KWES)(Source: KWES)

    If you want to help people in disasters and emergencies, the Red Cross is having a training in Midland on Tuesday, June 26. It's for anyone who's ever been interested to gain full understanding of volunteering with the organization.  

    If you want to help people in disasters and emergencies, the Red Cross is having a training in Midland on Tuesday, June 26. It's for anyone who's ever been interested to gain full understanding of volunteering with the organization.  

  • Saudi women in driver's seat as longstanding ban is lifted

    Saudi women in driver's seat as longstanding ban is lifted

    Sunday, June 24 2018 4:24 AM EDT2018-06-24 08:24:57 GMT
    Monday, June 25 2018 7:36 AM EDT2018-06-25 11:36:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty). Hessah al-Ajaji drivers her car down the capital's busy Tahlia Street after midnight for the first time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. Saudi women are in the driver's seat for the first time in their countr...(AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty). Hessah al-Ajaji drivers her car down the capital's busy Tahlia Street after midnight for the first time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. Saudi women are in the driver's seat for the first time in their countr...

    Saudi women steered their way through busy streets for the first time just minutes after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted.

    Saudi women steered their way through busy streets for the first time just minutes after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted.

Powered by Frankly