Monday, Kansas City Mayor Sly James will join with staff of the City’s Public Works Department and the City Council to thank residents for their affirmative vote on August 6th, 2012 to dedicate funds to street maintenance and repair.
“We asked Kansas City residents last fall for their help in changing the way we maintain and repair our roads. They overwhelmingly approved our plan and now they deserve credit for the positive outcomes,” said Mayor James.
Last fall’s vote authorized the city to:
prohibit renewal of the annual $12.50 motor vehicle fee
cease billing and collecting the trafficways maintenance tax
cease billing and collecting the park and boulevard maintenance tax
cease billing and collecting the boulevard front foot assessment
enact as a replacement a 1/2 cent sales tax for the purpose of providing for the maintenance and operation of parks, parkways, boulevards and community centers
establish a dedicated fund to be used exclusively for street maintenance
transfer no less than 7.5% of the net annual earnings tax collections to the dedicated street maintenance fund (currently no less than $15 million per year)
WHO: Mayor Sly James, Council members and public works staff
WHAT: Media event to express thanks to Kansas City residents for their affirmative vote on August 6th, 2012
WHEN: Monday, August 5th at 2:00 pm
WHERE: The intersection of Northeast Karapat Road and North Oak Trafficway. See directions and map below.