Share your input on potential projects to be funded by Allen’s half-cent sales tax, used by the City of Allen to support parks, trails, entertainment, sports, tourism and more. The annual Community Development Corporation Town Hall will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 21, in the Allen City Hall Council Chambers (305 Century Parkway).
What is the Community Development Corporation?
The Community Development Corporation (CDC) is a citizen board which administers proceeds from a Citywide half-cent sales tax approved by voters in 1996. Because Allen attracts many shoppers, restaurant-goers, event attendees and tourists from outside our city, this sales tax helps alleviate the tax burden on residents while enhancing local amenities like parks, playgrounds, community events and more.
How are projects chosen?
Each year, the CDC considers a list of potential projects based on citizen feedback during various master planning initiatives, citizen surveys, input from the citizen-led Parks Advisory Board and the strategic plans of Allen City Council.
In addition, citizens are invited to speak about other projects they would like to see funded during an annual meeting. Comments are taken under consideration before a final list of proposed projects is recommended by the Allen CDC Board and considered by Allen City Council as part of the annual budget process.
All projects are required to meet State guidelines for use of 4B Sales Tax Revenue. Learn more about CDC funding, duties and past projects.
How can I participate?
Members of the public may provide comments during the Town Hall meeting. For additional information, contact Rocio Gonzalez at 214.509.4114 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All others will be able to view the meeting online at AllenTV.org. A live feed of the meeting will also be available on Spectrum Channel 16, Frontier Channel 15, Grande Cable Channel 15, AT&T U-verse Channel 99 and YouTube.com/AllenCityTV.