How much would it cost to fully fund all of the City’s street maintenance needs?

Based on the Pavement Condition Index (PCI) completed by Infrastructure Management Services in 2017, it would have cost the City $16.8 million to fully fund all street maintenance and improvements needed at that time. That would equate to $20.3 million in today’s dollars*. This calculation doesn’t factor in the cost of deferred maintenance from continued deterioration of street conditions due to not being able to fund all improvements at one time. It also only factored in current roadway miles and did not include needs such as street extensions or widening. Because the City cannot fund all improvements at one time, street projects are prioritized based on data from the PCI, changes in roadway conditions, and the level of funding available each year.

*CPI Inflation Calculator, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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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?