What will the proposed sales tax be used for and does it address our community’s needs?

The ballot questions limit the use of the tax to the items mentioned in a previous question. Should these sales tax initiatives not be renewed by the voters, the City would need to consider a reduction in services or an increase to property taxes. 

We continue to hear our residents ask for neighborhood street improvements more than anything else. The City has used over $5 million of these sales tax proceeds just for neighborhood street maintenance, reconstruction, and repairs. Other needs we intend to address include sidewalks, trails, equipment, and parks.

Another essential need one of these sales taxes address is emergency services. This sales tax funds vital emergency services such as police, fire, and emergency medical at a rate of approximately $620,000 per year. 

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1. What is the ballot question for the proposed sales tax?
2. Why use a sales tax instead of another type of tax?
3. Will the sales tax rate increase if these are passed by the voters?
4. What will the City do if the proposed sales tax does not pass?
5. If approved, how much revenue will these sales taxes create?
6. How will the sales tax impact my wallet?
7. How does the sales tax rate in Bonner Springs compare to other nearby cities and shopping areas?
8. How has the City used the proceeds of the current sales tax since 2013?
9. What will the proposed sales tax be used for and does it address our community’s needs?
10. How does the public know that future spending commitments will be met?
11. Will the City lose business if these sales taxes are passed by voters?
12. How does the City decide which streets will be funded?
13. How much would it cost to fully fund all of the City’s street maintenance needs?
14. Will you use these funds to improve 138th Street or Metropolitan Avenue?
15. Will you use these funds to improve my water?
16. How can we expect the City to manage the sales tax project funds?