On November 2, City of Independence residents will have the option to vote on two ballot measures related to the Independence Police and Fire Departments respectively. This page goes over information related to the Proposition P Update.
A yes vote, would allow the Independence Police Department to use funds collected through the online Use Tax previously passed in 2019 to be used for new and current Police Department personnel and equipment.
A yes vote does not increase the Use Tax or change funding dedicated to the no-kill animal shelter or decrease number of police personnel.
A no vote, would maintain the current approved usage of the funds from Proposition P.
Shall the local use tax currently imposed by the City of Independence, Missouri, which is dedicated to a no-kill animal shelter and funding additional police officers, be amended to allow for the funding of all police department personnel and equipment? Voting in favor of this question will not result in any tax increase or change the funding dedicated to the no-kill animal shelter.
As indicated by the City’s updated Strategic Plan, Independence for All, and a recent budget survey public safety is a continued area of focus and concern for residents. Ongoing challenges include: