Kansas City Sewer Bond Measure (August 2012)
This measure was approved
- YES 43,994 (80%)
- NO 10,769 (20%)
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.
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.
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?|
- The Kansas City Star, "KC voters overwhelmingly pass sales tax increase," August 7, 2012 (dead link)
- Kansas City Star, "Kansas City puts two questions on August ballot, including a sales tax," May 24, 2012
- The Kansas City Star, "Mayor’s campaign kicks in $35,000 for city ballot measures," August 2, 2012
- Clay County Elections, August Sample Ballot
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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