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KCK voters approved the 3/8-cent Public Safety and Neighborhood Infrastructure Sales Tax in April 2010 with 70% of the vote. The tax will expire in July 2020.
Voters are being asked to renew the sales tax for an additional 10 years in the August 2018 Primary election.
In April 2010, KCK voters approved a 3/8-cent city sales tax to help fund public safety and neighborhood improvements such as sidewalks, curbs and street repairs. The measure passed 70% to 30%. The revenues generated by the Public Safety and Community Infrastructure Sales tax are preventing devastating cuts to the KCK Police and Fire Departments and providing important improvements to neighborhoods.
The citizens of KCK showed their overwhelming support for public safety and neighborhood improvements and demonstrated their willingness to financially support those vital community services and programs. The Unified Government is well aware of the financial commitment citizens chose to make-- especially during these difficult economic times-- and pledge to be trustworthy stewards of the sales tax revenues. Keeping citizens well informed about the revenues collected and how they are spent is a major piece in securing and keeping that public trust.