Government & Politics

July 12, 2014

Kansas City seeks sales tax renewal to help fund Fire Department

Since the 15-year sales tax took effect Jan. 1, 2002, it has generated more than $200 million to build six stations and remodel six more, plus hire 135 firefighters and acquire a modern dispatch system. Now the department says it needs voters in August to renew that sales tax for 20 years to retain most of those firefighters, upgrade its fleet and possibly continue station improvements.

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