Plan for downtown Kansas City streetcar passes

Thursday, August 2, 2012 | 10:32 a.m. CDT; updated 3:45 p.m. CDT, Thursday, August 2, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Voters approved a special tax to fund a two-mile streetcar route in downtown Kansas City, although only 500 people voted.

City officials said Wednesday they will be able to reduce a $25 million gap in federal funds for the project, and they are convinced money can be found for a $100 million system.

The Kansas City Election Board says voters approved a special taxing district to fund the line by a vote of 319-141.

Only registered voters living inside the proposed taxing district voted on the issue. The vote creates the taxing district and established maximum property and sales taxes for residents, property owners and business customers.

The Kansas City Star reports the city will hold another election to get approval of the specific tax rates.


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