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Legislation #: 100693 Introduction Date: 8/19/2010
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 8/29/2010
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS JOLLY, CIRCO, MARCASON, RILEY, GOTTSTEIN, FORD, HERMANN, SHARP AND FUNKHOUSER
Title: Stating the City Council’s intent for use of the revenues from the renewal of the one-quarter cent capital improvement – public safety sales tax.

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8/19/2010 Filed by the Clerk's office
8/19/2010 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 100693

 

Stating the City Council’s intent for use of the revenues from the renewal of the one-quarter cent capital improvement – public safety sales tax.

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City, Missouri Board of Police Commissioners has recommended the continuation of the current 1/4% capital improvements sales tax for public safety purposes for a period of 15 years; and

 

WHEREAS, the Board has identified specific projects to be funded by the continuation of the sales tax, including a new East Patrol Division station, a new North Patrol Division station, a new criminalistics laboratory, needed renovations of the police headquarters facility, new criminal investigation technology and resources to modernize its police equipment, existing buildings, radio system, and vehicle and helicopter fleet; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council recognizes the continuing need for additional public safety capital improvement needs including the modernization and replacement of ambulance fleet and equipment and the modernization and replacement of emergency management response equipment such as tornado sirens, flood monitoring systems and electrical generators for emergency shelters; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council has passed Committee Substitute for Ordinance No.100656, which places the renewal of the ¼ cent capital improvement – public safety sales tax before Kansas City voters at the November 2, 2010 election; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the Council hereby states its intention to use the revenues generated by this ¼ cent capital improvements – public safety sales tax for the following purposes, assuming the net revenues received by the City are sufficient:

 

-          Police Facility Capital Improvements

-          Public Safety Radios

-          Police Helicopters

-          Police Facility Maintenance

-          Police Technology

-          Police Vehicles

-          Ambulance Vehicles and EMS

Equipment

-          Emergency Operations Center

and emergency management equipment

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