§ 39.11  PURPOSE OF REVENUES; TERM OF TAX.
   (A)   It is hereby declared to be the purpose of this subchapter to provide revenue for the following specific purposes, and no others, to-wit:
      (1)   Forty percent of the net revenues derived from the tax herein levied shall be used by the city for the addition to, enlargement of, and/or maintenance, and/or improvement of the city’s capital improvements, and/or to retire or be applied or pledged toward retirement of any legal indebtedness now existing or incurred in the future, relating to capital improvements only; capital improvement shall mean all items and articles, either new or replacements not consumed with use but only diminished in value with prolonged use, including but not limited to drainage improvements, water and sewerage improvements, machinery, equipment, furniture and fixtures, all real property, all construction or reconstruction of buildings, appurtenances and improvements to real property, the costs and expenses related thereto of rights of way or other real property, engineering, or architectural, or legal fees;
      (2)   Twenty percent of the net revenues derived from the tax herein levied shall be used by the city for the operation and/or maintenance of the Police Department of the city, and/or to retire or to be applied or pledged toward retirement of any legal indebtedness now existing or incurred in the future relating to operation and/or maintenance of the Police Department;
      (3)   Twenty percent of the net revenues derived from the tax herein levied shall be used by the city for the  operation and/or maintenance of the Fire Department of the city, and/or to retire or to be applied or pledged toward retirement of any legal indebtedness now existing or incurred in the future relating to operation and/or maintenance of the Fire Department; and
      (4)   Twenty percent of the net revenues derived from the tax herein levied shall be used by the city for addition to, enlargement of, and/or improvement, and/or operation and/or maintenance of the Park Department and of park and recreation facilities of the city, and/or to retire or be applied or pledged toward retirement of any legal indebtedness now existing or incurred in the future relating to parks improvement only.
   (B)   Each specific project for which the revenues are to be used and/or each legal indebtedness to which the revenues shall be applied or pledged shall have prior approval of the City Council of the city and shall conform to the purposes for which the revenues are being acquired as herein provided.
   (C)   The tax herein levied shall be and remain in effect for a period of ten years from July 1, 2020, subject to approval of a majority of the registered voters of the city, voting on same in the manner prescribed by law.
(`83 Code, § 7-207)  (Ord. 990, passed 8-20-84; Am. Ord. 92-17, passed 12-7-92; Am. Ord. 95-1, passed 1-3-95; Am. Ord. 96-6, passed 1-29-96; Am. Ord. 2002-07, passed 3-4-02 and approved by the Electorate on May 4, 2002; Am. Ord. 2003-39, passed 12-19-03; Am. Ord. 2007-11, passed 7-2-07; Am. Ord. 2013-21, passed 11-4-13 and approved by the Electorate on February 11, 2014; Am. Ord. 2019-19, passed 11-18-19)