Grandview Aldermen approve April sales tax ballot measure

Michael Ronnebaum
January 12, 2018 - 5:44 am

Grandview residents will decide whether to enact a half cent sales tax to support improvements to the city's police and fire facilities.

The Grandview Board of Aldermen announced a measure on the April 3, 2018 ballot would raise revenue for building infrastructure, more ambulances and an effort to improve employee retention.

"We currently have two ambulances staffed at all times, but they're busy and we need a third one," said Ron Graham, Grandview Fire Chief. "Our wish list right now is some additional personnel to improve our response time for ambulances." 

The city's population grows about 10 percent each year, which is causing problems for first responders, Graham said.

If approved the tax would add an additional $1 million in annual revenue for public safety. Officials expect to announce public hearings in advance of the vote.

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