City of Independence, Missouri

Statement from City of Independence regarding citizen approval of ballot questions for Police and Fire Departments

City of Independence Mayor Eileen Weir released the following statement regarding the citizen approval of Ballot Questions 1 and 2 which support the Independence Fire and Police Departments respectively.

“Tonight, our citizens have once again shown their tremendous support for our Independence first responders. With the additional funds from the Fire Protection Sales Tax, we will be able to purchase equipment and apparatus our department needs while also recruiting the firefighters we need to keep our community safe.


With the passage of the Proposition P updates, our citizens have ensured that through no additional costs to them we are able to recruit and equip the officers our community needs to ensure public safety, while reducing crime and disorder.


We look forward to providing regular updates on how these funds are used for our first responders in the months and years to come.”