Harrisonville City Sales Tax Increase (August 2010)

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A Harrisonville City Sales Tax Increase measure was on the August 3, 2010 ballot in the city of Harrisonville which is in Cass County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 861 (42%)
  • NO 1,189 (48%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to add a three-eighths of a percent to the current sales tax rate in the city. The money generated from this sales tax increase would have gone towards capital improvements in the city, notably building a new city hall and police station.[2]

The question on the ballot:

Shall the City of Harrisonville, Missouri impose a sales tax of 3/8th of one percent for the purpose of providing funds for capital improvements, including in particular acquiring land and constructing a new City Hall and Police facility and furnishing and equipping the same, such sales tax to be imposed for such time as any obligations issued for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, furnishing and equipping such City Hall and Police facility shall remain unpaid which obligations shall not be issued in the aggregate principal amount in excess of $8,390,000, and thereafter the sales tax shall end?[3]


  1. Cass County Clerk's Office, Election Results Summary
  2. Cass County Clerk's Office, August 3 Primary Election Sample ballot
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.