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Kansas City Sewer Bond Measure (August 2012)

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A Kansas City Sewer Bond Measure was on the August 7, 2012 ballot in the city of Kansas City which is in Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte Counties.

This measure was approved

  • YES 43,994 (80%)Approveda
  • NO 10,769 (20%)[1]

This measure sought to issue a bond in the amount of $500 million in order to pay for overhauling the city sewer system. The project has been federally mandate and sewer rate increases are already scheduled to be implemented which would pay for the bond repayments.[2]

Campaign contributions

The group in favor of this measure, The Progress KC group had raised $209,750 in contributions for both Kansas city measures. Contributors included the Mayor campaign group, several law firms in the city as well as construction groups.[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the City of Kansas City, Missouri issue sanitary sewer system revenue bonds in the principal amount not to exceed $500,000,000 for the purpose of extending and improving the sanitary sewer system of the City, including compliance with the federally mandated Consent Decree for the Overflow Control Program, with the principal and interest of the bonds to be payable solely from the revenues derived by the City from the operation of its sanitary sewer system?[4][5]