Mayor James to thank residents for their help

August 1, 2013 - KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
One year after residents voted to approve Question 1, the City has delivered on its promise to expand it street maintenance and repair efforts.


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.

Directions to NE Karapat Drive & North Oak Trafficway

Map of NE Karapat & North Oak

Contact: Joni Wickham: 816-513-6582 or cell: 816-572-2152