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Public transportation in our cities isn’t necessarily a bad thing, eh?

Today, at the Missouri Ethics Commission:

C131012 06/27/2014 CONNECT KC Herzog Contracting Corporation 600 S Riverside Rd Saint Joseph MO 64507 6/26/2014 $25,000.00

C131012 06/27/2014 CONNECT KC Burns & McDonnell 9400 Ward Pkwy Kansas City MO 64114 6/25/2014 $25,000.00

[emphasis added]

There will be an issue on the August 5th ballot in Kansas City to establish a Transportation Development District. And then:


If the Transportation Development District (TDD) is approved on August 5, there will be a second vote to authorize the city’s taxation on November 4.

The TDD on August 5 will detail the city’s maximum taxing authority. It creates an equitable system so that those who benefit most from the increase in property values and economic development support the system with a special assessment. [….]

In addition, there will be a 1 cent sales tax levied within the areas defined as the TDD. The sales tax is paid by all those who shop within the TDD.