KCK Chamber Board of Directors Vote to Support Sales Tax Renewal
June 12, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact:
Katelyn McInerney, Marketing & Events Manager at Katelyn@KCKChamber.com
KCK CHAMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS VOTE TO SUPPORT RENEWAL OF THE 3/8-CENT PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOOD INFRASTRUCTURE SALES TAX
Kansas City, KS – The Kansas City Kansas Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has voted to support renewal of the 3/8th cent Public Safety and Neighborhood Infrastructure Sales Tax.
Craig Gaffney, Regional President of Country Club Bank and 2018 KCK Chamber Board Chair noted, “After recent presentations from Unified Government of Wyandotte County, Kansas City, Kansas Mayor/CEO David Alvey and County Administrator Doug Bach at both the Legislative Affairs Committee and the Chamber Board Meeting regarding the importance of the renewal of the Public Safety and Neighborhoods Infrastructure Sales Tax, a survey of our Chamber Membership reflected an overwhelming 92 percent voice of support for the sales tax renewal. Based on those results and Mayor Alvey and Administrator Bach’s presentations, our Chamber Board unanimously approved supporting the renewal of the sales tax.”
Mr. Gaffney further noted, “Given the recent significant increases in property valuations, not only in Wyandotte County but across the State of Kansas and the impact it will have on our Chamber Members’ property taxes, our Chamber Board thought it was appropriate to have significant discussion around the sales tax renewal. It is our belief there is a real desire on Unified Government officials part to continue working to reduce the mill levy to lighten the impact of property tax increases and at the same time partner with our Chamber leadership to have a voice in Topeka on phasing in any significant property tax increases that occur across the state due to significant increases in property tax valuations.”
Voters will be asked to renew the tax in the August 7, 2018 primary election.
For more information on the “Public Safety and Infrastructure Tax Renewal” visit www.wycokck.org/SalesTax
The mission of the Kansas City Kansas Area Chamber of Commerce is to enhance and create opportunities in Wyandotte County which build a quality community to live, work and conduct business. A vital part of the community since 1898, the Chamber works in four core areas –Legislative, Information, Networking and Community.