Shall the City of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, issue its general obligation bonds in the amount of $19,475,000 for the purpose of acquiring land, making certain improvements and acquiring equipment for public safety purposes including (a) the acquisition, construction, furnishing and equipping of a new fire station and the purchase of associated apparatus to replace Fire Station No. 4, (b) the acquisition, construction, furnishing and equipping of a new fire station to replace Fire Station No. 5, (c) the acquisition and installation of new police automobile video systems and police body-worn camera systems, (d) renovations and improvements to enhance facility security, public access, customer service and operational efficiency in the Police and Courts Municipal Building and (e) purchasing and installing new infrastructure to renovate, improve and upgrade the City’s wireless and fiber optic communications network among City Hall and other City facilities?
On August 6, 2019, voters approved a $19,475,000 no-tax-increase general obligation bond question to fund public safety initiatives. Approval of the ballot question does not increase taxes. The City has maintained the current debt service tax levy of $0.4697 since 2007.
The ballot question includes funding for five initiatives:
- Police Headquarters/Court facility renovations
- Police in-car video systems and body-worn cameras
- New Fire Station No. 4 and fire apparatus
- New Fire Station No. 5
- Network Infrastructure