Today, voters around the metro will be deciding whether or not to increase the sales tax rate for additional fire department funding.
More info can be found at http://www.kceb.org.
Below is a sample of the ballot language:
CITY OF KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
SHALL THE FOLLOWING BE APPROVED?
Shall the City of Kansas City impose a sales tax of 1/2% to expire on December 31, 2036,for the purpose of providing revenues for the operation of the Kansas City Fire Department which will include making capital improvements to, and purchasing equipment for, such Department as authorized by Section 321.242 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri and which will have the effect of increasing the existing sales tax from 1/4% to 1/2%?