Wednesday, May 22, 2019
SHAWNEE VICTORY LAP AFTER PROPERTY TAX MAIL-IN VOTE DEFEATED!!!
The Golden Ghetto rejected one of those rigged mail-in ballot initiatives often used to push unpopular tax increases in KCMO.
Here's the postscript and perspective from the leaders of the movement . . .
Shawnee Says There is a Better Way
In early April, a grassroots group of Shawnee residents has formed a committee opposing the property tax increase, which would be used to construct a Community Center in western Shawnee. The name of our group is "Vote No - There's a Better Way Committee."
Today, after more than two weeks of voting, the election results revealed that the Vote No effort prevailed with 72% of the voters opposed.
"The resounding victory for the 'Vote No' grassroots team sends a very clear message that there is a better way. The City of Shawnee should prioritize needs over wants - focusing on police, fire, and taking care of our pipes and streets over a community center that would not even generate enough revenue to cover its own operating costs. It sends a message that our tax rates are already high and need not be higher. It also says that the people of Shawnee are not interested in going into competition with private fitness centers generating revenue for our city.The people of Shawnee spoke and common sense prevailed," said Chris Karner, Chairman of the Vote No - There's a Better Way Committee.
Developing . . .