Vote OKs new sales, property taxes to fund KC streetcar expansion

Plans to expand the Kansas City streetcar toward the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s campus are moving forward after voters in a new Transportation Development District approved special property and sales taxes to support the project.

Two ballot measures to help fund the $227 million project passed by 3-to-1 margins after six weeks of mail-in voting, election officials announced Wednesday.

The vote gives the TDD’s board the power to implement a 1-cent sales tax for 30 years and a 25-year property tax for owners of property within about one-third of a mile of Main Street.

Less than 10 percent of roughly 35,000 eligible voters in the TDD participated in the vote.

Read more: Kansas City Star

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