Voters have approved a new half-cent sales tax, and Kansas City plans to dedicate the tax income to the city’s parks and community centers. It will also free up other money that used to go to parks and now will be earmarked for street maintenance.
With that $3 million, City Manager Troy Schulte said the city should be able to resurface an additional 30 miles.
“We’ll fix the worst streets that residents drive the most,” he said.
The city has a list of more than 20 major roadway projects, in every geographic sector, scheduled for repairs.