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Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS A TRANSPORTATION SALES TAX?
The Transportation Sales Tax is a half-cent tax collected on goods sold at retail within the City limits. The funds can ONLY be used for transportation-related projects including new streets, roads, sidewalks, and curbs and/or the maintenance of transportation-related infrastructure.
IF APPROVED, WOULD THIS
TAX BE PERMANENT?
No. The 1/2-cent sales tax would expire on June 30, 2031.
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Allows continued collection of approximately $1,200,000 annually for ten years
The City will receive the consistent funding needed for its annual street maintenance programs
The City can move forward with transportation projects using the improvements to grow Grandview's Economic Development
WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF THE
TRANSPORTATION SALES TAX IS APPROVED?
The City will continue to collect approximately $1.2 million annually from the Transportation Sales Tax. That money will be used to fund a list of transportation projects around the City. View the list here.
WHO PAYS THE TRANSPORTATION SALES TAX?
Everyone who purchases goods at retail within the City of Grandview.
IF APPROVED, WHEN DOES THE
USE TAX TAKE EFFECT?
June 30, 2021.
IS THIS A NEW TAX?
No. This is not a new tax, but a continuation of a current tax. If approved, the current tax rate would stay the same.
HOW MUCH REVENUE WOULD THE CITY RECEIVE WITH THIS TAX?
The City of Grandview currently collects approximately $1.2 million annually. That would be approximately $12 million over 10 years if the current rate of collection continues.
Would eliminate approximately $1,200,000 in funding every year for transportation-related projects and annual maintenance programs
Possible reduction of Grandview street conditions*
The City may have to give back millions in grant funds for lower priority projects due to lack of funding.
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IS THERE ANYTHING DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS RENEWAL?
No. If approved, the sales tax renewal will fund ONLY transportation-related projects and maintenance in Grandview.
WHY IS THE TRANSPORTATION SALES TAX SO IMPORTANT?
The cost of maintaining 113 centerline miles of city streets has doubled within the past 20 years. With these rising costs, the Transportation Sales Tax funds help keep Grandview streets in above-average condition, as noted in the most recent asset management survey conducted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Missouri-Columbia.View the street conditions here.
*Source: Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Missouri-Columbia Asset Management Survey November 2019