Voters Say Yes to Prayer, Sales Tax, Sewer Bonds
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Voters passed both Question One and Question Two in Kansas City, Mo. Tuesday.
Question One won with a 63% Yes vote. This means $15 million will be set aside in the Kansas City, Mo. budget for parks, rec centers and road improvements. To do so, Question One changed the tax code by discontinuing the assessment and collection of three different property taxes and prohibits the reinstitution of an annual (per) vehicle fee of $12.50 (which only Kansas City residents pay), and replaces that revenue with a 1/2 cent sales tax that is paid by everyone who shops in Kansas City, whether or not they are residents.
Eighty percent of voters approved passage of Question Two, which funds sewer repairs required by the federal government. The Water Services Department is now allowed to issue $500 million in bonds to pay for $2.5 billion in sewer repairs.
And Missouri Amendment 2, which secures the right to pray in schools and other public and private places, including government buildings, was approved overwhelmingly by voters.