Independence residents (and it's visitors)- tired of turning in paperwork for uninsured motorists and tracking down hit and run drivers (yes-it's true!) on their own- rejected a sales tax increase for more police officers.
The uninsured motorist is my thing- the hit & run pedestrian was Ms. Rittenhouse's son's girlfriend last Friday in which I played the ambulance driver.
Lake Lotawana DID approve a property tax increase for more cops there.
Dogpatch (Blue Summit) passed THEIR sales tax increase (a couple of gas stations/convenience store plus Erotic City & After Dark adult playpens) to better their "Innercity Fire Department."
Platte County MO residents voted to continue their half-cent tax for parks and recreation.
Kearney-MO I can't really tell if they passed their bond issue or not.
The KANSAS CITY STAR in the Platte county tax story says this:
"In other voting today:
Voters in the Kearney Fire and Rescue Protection District approved a $3.5 million general obligation bond issue."
Yet- another STAR story headline says this about Kearney's bond vote:
"Kearney fire district voters turn down $3.5 million bond issue."
I checked- Kearney's bond issue lost.
So 2 out of 3 sales tax raises were approved- one for parks (Platte Co.) the other for fire protection (Blue Summit). One property tax increase for more cops passed (Lake Lotawana) while a bond issued for fire service lost (Kearney).