Edmond also has received revenues of nearly $2.8 million to build a $25.5 million public safety center. Voters approved a half-cent sales tax for the center to house police headquarters, 911 communications center and emergency management operations. The tax is to expire after five years.
The tax went into effect April 1. From April to June, the end of the fiscal year, the city collected $889,993.
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.