Behold, the language that will definitely appear on the Nov. 4 ballot in North Kansas City (a Clay County judge has finally approved it). To recap, it’s a 25-year, half-cent sales tax in addition to the 25-year, 3/8-cent sales tax in KCMO. The NKC City Council has already chimed in that the preferred route is Burlington. This would be NKC’s first dedicated transit tax.
North Kansas City, Missouri Light Rail Transportation Development District
Shall there be organized within the real property which is co-terminus with the boundaries and corporate limits of The City of North Kansas City, Missouri, within the State of Missouri, a transportation development district, to be known as the “North Kansas City, Missouri Light Rail Transportation Development District” for the purpose of developing the following transportation project: The funding of: (a) a light rail starter line which shall generally travel in the vicinity of Northeast Vivion Road and North Oak Trafficway, in the City of Kansas City, Missouri, on the north, through the City of North Kansas City, Missouri and the District, along either Burlington Avenue or Swift Avenue, as determined by the City of North Kansas City, Missouri, to Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri on the south, and proceeding to Prospect Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri on the east; (b) not more than three light rail stations, all on the starter line and within the City of North Kansas City, and including ancillary improvements thereto; and (c) costs associated with the project, including but not limited to operation and maintenance of the project, land acquisition costs, construction costs, financing costs, and administrative costs, and shall the North Kansas City, Missouri Light Rail Transportation Development District be authorized to impose a transportation development district-wide sales tax at the rate of one half percent (0.50%) for a period of twenty five (25) years from the date on which such tax is first imposed for the purpose of funding the transportation project or projects?
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