Kansas City’s new sales tax won’t just be a shot in the arm for parks and streets. It also is likely to provide new money to demolish dangerous buildings.
City officials say the new half-cent sales tax, which voters approved in August, will be accompanied by a new consumer “use tax” on out-of-state purchases that should generate about $1 million this fiscal year, which ends April 30.
They are proposing to spend that money addressing the big backlog of dangerous buildings that need to be torn down. Read more on Kansas City Star.