Grandview Voters Say Yes to Ten More Years
Grandview voters have overwhelmingly approved another 10 years of a 1/2-cent Capital Improvements Sales Tax.
When the votes had been counted the night of August 8, the yes votes had it by 73%. It's the largest margin of approval yet for the tax that is going into it's third decade.
“We are so grateful to the citizens of Grandview for passing this half-cent sales tax for another ten years," said Mayor Leonard Jones. "The Capital Improvements Sales Tax renewal provides needed funds to support all City departments as well as infrastructure. The Board of Aldermen, City staff, and I will work hard to maximize the return on every cent for the taxpayers as we continue to work building tomorrow’s community.”
Capital Improvements Sales Tax funds can only be spent on City vehicles, equipment, facilities and infrastructure. 46% of the funds are slated for Grandview Fire and Police Departments. Other projects over the next 10 years include new furnishings and fitness equipment for The View, repairs to Memorial Fountain, and a new Kansas City Southern Railroad Bridge on Blue Ridge Boulevard.
Voters first approved the tax in 1998 and then renewed it in 2007, and now again in 2017. The next ten years of the sales tax takes effect October 1, 2018.