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Building Basehor: Sales Tax Election - 2023
Building Basehor: Enhancing Police, Improving Parks, and Bettering Roads.
The City of Basehor will hold a special mail ballot election on June 8, 2023 to determine the City’s desire to impose a 1% general citywide sales tax with a 10-year sunset for the purpose of enhancing police, improving parks, and bettering roads. All registered voters within the city limits of Basehor will be eligible to vote. A sunset means the sales tax would expire after 10-years and could be renewed only upon approval by a vote of the people.
In the most recently conducted Citizen Satisfaction Survey, the residents of Basehor identified the top priorities for improvement as sidewalks/trail connections, walking and biking trails, streets, and park amenities.
Likewise, in the 2022 Comprehensive Plan and Parks Master Plan, community members were surveyed and asked to identify priorities for the City. The survey results indicated that respondents want to see more parks, opportunities for recreation, sidewalks, and trails.
Additionally, enhancing police has been a priority of Basehor’s Governing Body in the last several budget cycles. Basehor is a place where we take pride in our community and its safety.
The City plans on providing educational materials on this upcoming election to assist voters in making an informed decision. More information will be posted over the next several weeks regarding this sales tax election and the planned uses for this revenue. Please stay connected with the City for updates on its website at www.cityofbasehor.org and on its social media pages @cityofbasehor. The City will also be sending mailed communication in the Basehor Quarterly and through other methods. The City plans to host two open houses for the community so community members can meet with the City to ask questions about the sales tax election and the possible projects that could be funded if it were approved.
Please click here for the City's official FAQ about the sales tax election: Sales Tax FAQ
Presentations made in public meetings regarding the sales tax election:
January 11, 2023: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WcrJ4YIdgo Presentation starts at 45 minutes, 40 seconds
February 15, 2023:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtR-joKT84U Presentation starts at 27 minutes, 40 seconds
February 22, 2023: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M29WFQG5yc Presentation starts at 19 minutes, 40 seconds
Updates will be made to this page weekly. Please continue to connect with us for more information.
Update from 3/10/2023:
Building Basehor: Did you know that only 1% of the current sales tax in Basehor goes directly to our city? An additional 1% general citywide sales would allow for the support and enhancement of Police operations as well as improvements to parks, trails, and streets. The 1% general citywide sales tax would include a 10-year sunset, where the sales tax would expire after 10-years and could be renewed only upon approval by a vote of the people.
Update from 3/17/2023:
Happy Friday, Basehor! The City of Basehor will hold a mail ballot election on June 8, 2023 for a 1% general citywide sales tax with a 10-year sunset for the purpose of enhancing police, improving parks, and bettering roads. Ove the last year, the City has been hard at work surveying all road conditions in the city limits to create a 5-year improvement plan. If the sales tax were to be approved, proceeds of the sales tax would be used for the implementation of the 5-year improvement plan.
To learn more, please visit our website at www.cityofbasehor.org. From the menu, select “I want to…. Learn about City projects.” On this page, you will find additional information, including an FAQ and past presentations that have been made regarding this sales tax election. The City will also be hosting two Open House events for members of the public to come and ask questions so they can be informed for the vote. Those dates will be published very soon, and all residents and businesses will receive mailed invitations to both events.
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