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sales tax ballot

Shall the following be adopted?

Shall a retailers' sales tax in the amount of three quarters of one percent (.75%) be levied in the City of De Soto, Kansas (the "City"), for the purpose of financing capital improvement projects, including but not limited to, improving the City's streets and sidewalks, as well as the City's water, sewer, and drainage systems, and all things necessary and related to such improvements, with the collection of such sales tax to commence on October 1, 2022 (which will be after expiration of the previous three quarters of one percent (.75%) city-wide retailers' sales tax), and shall terminate ten years from the date of imposition, all pursuant to K.S.A. 12-187 et seq., and K.S.A. 12-195?

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1. Is this a new tax?
2. What type of projects does this tax support?
3. What type of projects will be funded by this sales tax in the future, if approved?
4. What is the ballot language?
5. What does your vote mean?
6. How long would this sales tax be in effect?
7. How much money is generated from this tax?
8. When does the current sales tax expire?
9. What is De Soto's current total sales tax rate?
10. How much more will this sales tax cost a De Soto resident?
11. How much does this sales tax impact the average shopper?
12. Why do we use sales tax to fund these types of projects?
13. Where can I get more information?
14. How do I vote?
15. When is the deadline to register to vote?
16. When are ballots due?
17. Why are we voting on this now?