This year, $2.7 million has been collected for the $25.5 million public safety center.
City officials calculated a 3 percent growth for the fiscal year that started in July.
Shoppers in Edmond pay an 8.25 percent sales tax on purchases; 4.5 percent goes to the state and 3.75 percent is returned to the city. Of the city portion, 2 percent goes to the general fund for operations.
For the month of October, $2.8 million goes to the general fund to be used to operate the city. That is 17.31 percent more than collected a year ago.
The remaining sales tax is divided among firefighters, the police department, parks and capital improvements, as designated by Edmond voters.
None of the cities knew it wasn't included until we received a separate check.
Ross VanderHamm Edmond City Finance Director