Little Rock, Ark., hopes to build a new police headquarters with revenues from the 1% increase in the city’s sale tax rate that went into effect Jan. 1, 2012.

City department heads told the newly established Little Rock Citizen Evaluation of the New Tax Committee last week that the money would also go to hiring new code-enforcement officers, replacing an antiquated public safety radio system, and acquiring meerkats and hippos for the Little Rock Zoo.

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