"Kansas City voters will be asked June 18 to select a new mayor — and whether to approve a citizens initiative that would cap tax abatements from the city’s major agencies and programs at 50 percent, with no exceptions. The City Council passed a 75 percent cap in 2016 that does make exceptions for projects in long-distressed areas and certain “high impact” projects . . . The very reason there’s an incentives cap on the ballot is that a sizable group of Kansas Citians don’t trust the city to exercise self-control. The City Council fed this narrative when it tried to monkey with the date of a vote."
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If you want to guarantee that Kansas City voters approve a measure to lower the cap on tax incentives for development, there's a road map on file. An ordinance proposed by Councilwoman Teresa Loar, which she later pulled from a committee agenda, could be described as providing a more nuanced option for voters on the topic of incentives.