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KC Chamber Endorses Levy Proposal

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce has endorsed the Library Question on the upcoming November 6 ballot. The Chamber’s Executive Committee voted unanimously to support the Kansas City Public Library measure calling for an 8-cent increase in the property tax-based operating levy. The money would be used to maintain and modernize facilities and to sustain and enhance library services.
“The library’s levy hasn’t increased in 22 years and no longer keeps pace with increasing needs,” says Joe Reardon, CEO & President of the KC Chamber. “The Kansas City Public Library provides a huge range of services and programming for its four million visitors a year and is an important resource for all of us.”
Regarding other ballot questions coming up in November, the KC Chamber has endorsed Missouri Proposition D, which would raise the state’s fuel tax by 10-cents over the next four years. Revenues would go toward fixing the state’s dilapidated roads and bridges. And the Chamber voted to oppose proposed amendments to the Jackson County Charter, citing the lack of citizen input.