Overland Park voters approve sales tax extension
10/08/2013 5:34 PM
10/08/2013 6:32 PM
Overland Park voters have approved a 10-year extension of a sales tax to pay for street projects and related needs.
Nearly 33,000 ballots were returned by mail, a 30 percent turnout. The extension of the one-eighth-cent tax passed with 72 percent of the vote.
Overland Park officials said the extension will generate about $65 million over 10 years.
The tax, first passed in 1999, pays for new roads, reconstruction of residential streets and replacement of streetlights, traffic signals, curbs and sidewalks.