A yes vote, would repeal the current Fire Protection Sales Tax of 1/8 of a cent which is currently in effect until December 31, 2026.
It would replace the current Fire Protection Sales Tax with a new Fire Protection Sales Tax of 1/2 of one cent and remain in effect until repealed by voters.
This would result in a 3/8 of one percent total Fire Protection Sales Tax increase.
A no vote would maintain the current Fire Protection Sales Tax of 1/8 of a cent which is currently in effect until December 31, 2026.
Shall the City of Independence repeal the existing Sales Tax of one eighth of one percent used to fund operations of the municipal fire department, and instead impose a Sales Tax of one-half of one percent, to be effective April 1, 2022, for the purpose of providing revenues for the operation of the municipal fire department, which tax shall remain in effect until repealed by voters?
Would be used to make the following improvements:
Sales tax funds would also be used to:
|Current Sales Tax||2005||2020|
|Apparatus & Equipment||2005||2020|
|New Pumper Truck||$325,000||$550,000|
|New Ladder Truck||$750,000||$1,200,000|
|New Fire Station Cost||$175/sq ft||$550/sq ft|
|Total Apparatus Runs||11,514||30,305|
|Total Emergency Apparatus||18||15|
|Total Full-time Positions||192||179|