Kansas City Sales Tax Increase (April 2010)

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There was a Kansas City Sales Tax Increase measure on the April 13 ballot in Wyandotte County for voters in the city of Kansas City.

This measure was approved

  • YES 6,074 (70.03%)Approveda
  • NO 2,599 (29.97%)[1]

This measure sought to increase the city sales taxes by a further three-eights of a cent which would raise around $6 million to help pay for public safety and infrastructure in neighborhoods within the city.[2] Since it was approved the sales tax will be in place for a further ten years.[3] Supporters of the measure had stressed the need for better infrastructure, such as sidewalks in neighborhoods, in order to ensure public safety.[4]