Three questions slated for April 2 Kansas City special election

Posted March 26, 2013 at 10:56 pm

Northeast News
March 27, 2013 

Kansas City voters will be asked to vote yes or no on three questions, which range from health care funding to nuclear weapons involvement to the city’s convention and tourism tax, during the Tuesday, April 2, special election. Poll hours are from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. To find out your polling location, visit https://www.kceb.org.

Listed below are the questions as they will appear on the ballot.

Question 1

SHALL THE FOLLOWING BE APPROVED? 

Shall the City of Kansas City, Missouri be authorized to renew the current tax levy of 22 cents per $100.00 assessed valuation dedicated to ambulance services, emergency medical services, hospital and public health purposes for a period of nine years with the additional revenues to continue to be distributed as follows: the revenue derived from 3 1/2 cents of the levy to ambulance services, the revenue derived from 3 1/2 cents of the levy to non-for-profit neighborhood health centers, and the revenue derived from 15 cents of the levy to Truman Medical Center?

Question 2

SHALL THE FOLLOWING BE APPROVED? 

Shall the City of Kansas City, Missouri be authorized to remove all existing exemptions from payment of the existing convention and tourism tax on transient guests, except the exemption held by the United States government, and to collect the existing tax of seven and one-half percent of the amount of sales or charges for all sleeping rooms paid by the transient guests of hotels, motels and tourist courts situated within the city, except for persons on United States government official business, in order to provide additional funds for the promotion of convention and visitor business and neighborhood tourism and support of city owned convention and entertainment facilities?

Question 3

SHALL THE FOLLOWING BE APPROVED? 

Shall the City of Kansas City adopt an ordinance proposed by a committee of petitioners to prohibit the City from entering into, facilitating or giving permission for any future contracts whereby the City is directly financially involved in facilities that produce or procure components for, assemble, or refurbish nuclear weapons, except for outside infrastructure improvements customarily provided by cities and governmental services ordinarily provided to citizens, and also barring any future funding or subsidizing such facility through taxes, bonds, loans, tax credits, credit or any other financial scheme or mechanism? The definition of such facility excludes providers of goods and services which were not produced for the purpose of nuclear weapons components production, but which may be purchased by such a facility as a consumer.