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Paving the Way to Better Neighborhood Streets


August 2, 2022 Local Use Tax Election

On Aug. 2, Blue Springs voters will have the opportunity to consider a Local Use Tax that would ONLY be collected on online/out-of-state purchases delivered in Blue Springs. 

If approved, the Local Use Tax could generate nearly $1 million in online sales tax – or Use Tax – and those funds would be directly re-invested in the preservation and repair of Neighborhood Streets.

1A local use tax would apply to certain online/out-of-state purchases delivered to Blue Springs and could generate up to $1 million for vital improvements to Neighborhood Streets.

2Voting for a local use tax is NOT a tax increase. The same 2.5% City Sales Tax paid in local stores would be applied to certain online/out-of-state purchases delivered to Blue Springs.

3The upkeep and maintenance of City Streets has consistently been a top concern of residents. The City does not have a dedicated funding source for street improvements.

4An additional $1 million dollars per year could fund approximately 3-4 miles of additional street overlay and improvements – that’s about three average-size subdivisions receiving street improvements every year.


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The City of Blue Springs currently maintains more than 261 miles of City streets. More than 75% of our City streets are Neighborhood streets, subdivisions, cul-de-sacs, etc.

We do not currently have a dedicated funding source for street improvements. And neighborhood streets often get pushed to the bottom of the priority list for major improvements in favor of roads with more traffic.

With approval of a Local Use Tax, funds would go directly to Neighborhood Street resurfacing and improvements.

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