Archive for Wednesday, April 30, 2008

City to discuss future sales tax election

April 30, 2008


City commissioners are set to get serious about discussing a future sales tax election.

Commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting agreed to place an item on their May 6 agenda to discuss a future sales tax ballot issue.

The latest proposal has come from Mayor Mike Dever, who has floated the idea of a sales tax to pay for the increasing costs of the city's public transit system.


just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 5 months ago

This commission would dearly love to cut the "T" because funding it competes with funding the corporate/developer welfare they were elected to provide. Putting it to a vote during a recession is a way to cut it without taking responsibility for it. But you can rest assured that a tax to fund corporate/developer welfare will not be on the ballot.

Godot 7 years, 5 months ago

The election has been held every day for years- just count the number of people who use the T (not the number of rides). There is your answer: less than one percent of the population of Lawrence have voted in favor of the T with their B-I-S.

been_there 7 years, 5 months ago

The city should have a fundraiser and accept donations to go only to the T. Hey how about having bellringers like the Salvation Army has at stores. Heck, I would donate $100 to help get rid of them if they quit once they reach their goal.

BigPrune 7 years, 5 months ago

They'll put this on the ballot then they'll move the voting places around and fail to notify the citizens - just like the teachers' supposed pay raise ballot. My voting place got moved and I NEVER received a notice b.s.

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