Stand by for major changes in Kansas City’s Police Department that could better protect residents and taxpayers — but only if Mayor Sly James and the police board make the right decisions.
The smashing victories of a large bond issue and special sales tax Tuesday revealed again that Kansas Citians believe in a vibrant future for their city. Now what?
Mayor Sly James pushed and prodded Kansas Citians to pass an $800 million bond issue on Tuesday. It required a property tax increase. And 57.1 percent of the vote to pass.
Kansas City has a lot riding on the outcome of the $800 million bond package on Tuesday’s ballot. So does Mayor Sly James.
Freedom Inc. has had a fair amount of influence in elections in Kansas City’s mostly black urban core neighborhoods for decades.
History shows Kansas Citians love to approve new sales taxes. But they should vote “NO” on the latest one facing them on the April 4 ballot.
Kansas City voters will be asked on April 4 to approve $800 million in general obligation bonds over the next 20 years.
It’s a big ask requiring property tax increases. It’s also worth voter approval.
The burden of passing the biggest bond issue in Kansas City’s history largely rests on the back of one person.
The fierce battle over what to include in Kansas City’s potential $800 million infrastructure bond plan is in its final day.