DEQUINCY, La. (AP) — City Council members are expected to vote Monday on a proposal to levy a half-cent public safety tax, putting into effect the 15-year renewal of a tax voters approved in November 2011.

The American Press reports (http://bit.ly/cseYHv ) the city's police department receives 58 percent of the revenue generated by tax with the fire department getting the remainder. The tax generates about $247,000 a year.

Public safety officials said the measure, which passed with 73 percent of the vote, is essential to day-to-day operations.