Voters Guide

KC Fire Department seeks 20-year sales tax renewal

The Kansas City Fire Department is seeking voter approval Aug. 5 for a 20-year renewal of its quarter-cent fire safety sales tax. The tax doesn’t expire until Dec. 31, 2016, but fire officials say they need approval now to help with long-range planning. The money would be used to pay salaries for about 100 firefighters, plus some fleet upgrades.