MoDOT AND THE KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR CONSPIRE TO CREATE ANOTHER TAX CASH VOTE SCHEME!!!
Remember that this blog community was the FIRST IN KANSAS CITY to report the awkward schemes used route most of the MoDOT transportation tax money to the toy train streetcar.
Now . . .
CHECK OUT MoDOT AND KANSAS CITY WORKING ON A TAX SCHEME COMPROMISE THAT MIGHT BE WORTH $100 MILLION FOR THE TOY TRAIN STREETCAR!!!
Quick look at the effort to confuse local voters in the next (low turnout) election . . .
MoDOT proposes deal to avoid sharp sales tax increase for KC streetcar district
Deets . . .
"The Missouri Department of Transportation has proposed allocating more than $100 million from its transportation tax to Kansas City’s streetcar project — if voters approve Amendment 7.
"That could significantly affect how much Kansas City taxpayers in the streetcar district would ultimately pay.
"If the taxing district passes on Aug. 5, it sets up another election in November in which those same voters would decide a maximum tax for the streetcar. Missouri’s proposal would help reduce the local streetcar sales tax from 1 cent to one-fourth cent for the next 10 years.
In other words, the combined state and local sales tax increase within the streetcar district would be limited to 1 cent."
Beyond that . . .
Both Missouri and Kansas City are DESPERATE FOR TAX CASH and this roundabout ask reminds us that this town is reaching a dangerous threshold wherein taxpayers have grown weary of constant asks from local politicos.
Developing . . .