Blue Springs, Mo. – The City of Blue Springs will not place a Parks Sales Tax question on the April 8, 2014 general election ballot.
“Upon legal review, we discovered that the authorizing chapter of the Missouri State Statutes concerning local parks sales tax has a 12-month moratorium between ballot initiatives,” said Mayor Carson Ross. “I would like to thank the Parks Commission for all of their hard work putting together a revised Parks Sales Tax Initiative to address the needs in our parks system. We will continue to monitor area sales tax proposals and look to bring a Parks Sales Tax Initiative in front of the voters again in the future.”
The Missouri Revised Statues Chapter 644, Water Pollution, Section 644.032 authorizes county and municipal governments to collect sales tax revenues for storm water control or local parks use upon voter approval. Missouri Revised Statues Chapter 644, Water Pollution, Section 644.032 states that, “in no event shall a proposal pursuant to this section and section 644.033 be submitted to the voters sooner than twelve months from the date of the last proposal pursuant to this section and section 644.033.”
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