Special election approved for sales tax renewal in Pittsburg

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PITTSBURG, Kan. – Pittsburg residents will soon vote in a special election to renew a city street maintenance sales tax.

Commissioners voted unanimously to adopt Ordinance No. S-1072 calling for a Special Election on October 6, 2020. If approved by residents, the tax would combine the two existing quarter-cent sales taxes for street maintenance into one half-cent sales tax. It would start in April 2021 and last for 10 years.

According to a release from the City of Pittsburg, “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.”