Huge KC sales tax victory for Mayor James
The Kansas City Star
Kansas City voters overwhelmingly approved a new sales tax today, handing a huge victory to Mayor Sly James.
Congratulations to the mayor and City Council who, along with City Manager Troy Schulte, now must wisely and responsibly spend the extra $23 million a year they will get from the sales tax, after deducting a few small property tax decreases.
Kansas City voters in Jackson County endorsed the tax 65-35 percent.
Clay County voters endorsed by a healthy 57-43 percent margin.
Now the city must use the money as promised: to fix more roads and slightly improve the parks system with a new tax.
Question 2 - the $500 million sewer revenue bonds - passed with more than 85 percent of the vote in Jackson County and around 75 percent in Clay County.