The town assembled a 40-member Citizen Task Force comprised of local business and civic leaders to help evaluate our community’s public safety needs and possible funding solutions. After much discussion, the Task Force unanimously agreed that public input should be gathered on a 1-cent sales and use tax proposal (10 cents on a $10 purchase) to add police officers and address other critical public safety needs.
As part of this process, citizen input surveys were sent to every registered voter household in Frederick during the month of May.
On August 13, 2019, the Citizen Task Force recommended ballot language to be placed on the November 5, 2019, coordinated election ballot. Information regarding the election can be found on the Election Information page.