Edmond city council members want to move the Public Safety Center project to the vote of the people for a second time.
There are a number of unanswered questions about the center that would house police headquarters, a holding jail, public safety communications and emergency management operations.
How will be center be funded, what size will it be and where will it be constructed are tough questions before city leaders.
Voters turned down a $31 million proposal to build a new center that would have increased property taxes. The talk now is to up the sales tax rate for a specific period of time.
People weren’t happy because the last proposal was to build the new center at Kelly Avenue and Main Street. Opposition wanted it kept downtown. City council members now agree, but where at downtown remains up in the air.
Mayor Patrice Douglas has appointed two committees to study remaining questions about the new center. One committee is asked to study the size and scope and the second will look into financing.
Douglas has recommended that the committees be done with their work in 60 to 120 days.
The first meeting of the scope and scale committee will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the conference room at the City First Conference Room, 24 E First St.