Pittsburg voters approve renewal of sales tax

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PITTSBURG, Kan. – Voters in Pittsburg approve the renewal of a city street maintenance sales tax in a Special Election.

On Oct. 6, 882 ballots were cast in the Tuesday, Oct 6 election. Residents voted 645 in favor of passing the issue, 236 voted no.

The approved tax will combine the two existing quarter-cent sales taxes for street maintenance into one half-cent sales tax. It will start in April 2021 and last for 10 years.

A previous release from the City of Pittsburg stated, “The half-cent sales tax would include one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) annually to pay for a sidewalk repair matching fund for property owners. If voters approve this program, the city will continue the same level of funding moving forward. This will not result in a tax increase.”