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Res 96-15 Support of Removing the Sunset Provision for the Crime Control and Prevention ActTOWN OF WESTLAKE RESOLUTION 96-15 A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS, IN SUPPORT OF REMOVING THE SUNSET PROVISION FOR THE CRIME CONTROL AND PREVENTION ACT. WHEREAS, through the creation of the Crime Control and Prevention District Act by the Legislature of State of Texas, municipalities have been empowered to address the criminal justice issues from a community-based funding source; and WHEREAS, the legislative intent of allowing municipalities to establish special crime control districts to fund the increasing cost of fighting crime and protecting citizens has been successfully achieved by many municipalities through the creation of these districts; and WHEREAS, by removing the 5 -year sunset provision of the Crime Control and Prevention District Act, municipalities will be able to ensure the continued success of the activities funded through special districts; and WHEREAS, as the population of Texas becomes increasingly urban, the burden of local government to protect our citizens from criminals and to preserve safe livable neighborhoods for all people including our elderly and children is critical to the future of our state. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board .of Aldermen of the Town of Westlake, Texas does hereby strongly support removing the sunset provision from the Crime Control and Prevention District Act (Article 2370c-4, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes). PASSED AND APPROVED by the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Westlake this 14th day of October, 1996. Scott Bradley, Mayor ATTEST: Ginger osswy, Town Secr ary APPROVED AS TO FORM: r - Paul C. Is am, Town Attorney