“City Manager Troy Schulte and 1st District Councilman Scott Wagner teamed up for a frank conversation with potential Northeast voters about the $800 million General Obligation bond issue on Tuesday, February 21 at the Mattie Rhodes Center.
Kansas City, Missouri voters will decide on the three questions that comprise the $800 million bond issuance during the upcoming April 4, 2017 election. Question 1, which represents the bulk of the spending at $600 million, deals with streets, bridges, and sidewalks. Specifically, Question 1 creates a citywide sidewalk repair program that will allow the City to stop issuing assessments to property owners. Question 2 would dedicate $150 million for flood control, while unlocking an additional $450 million in federal funds to combat flooding issues throughout the city. Question 3 would dedicate $50 million towards public building repair and renovation. Projects to be tackled by Question 3 include the construction of a new animal shelter off of Gregory Rd., ADA updates at Starlight Theatre, and matching funds for the renovation and repair of Corinthian Hall at the Kansas City Museum. The three questions need to be approved separately, by 57.1% of voters in each instance, in order to become a reality.”