Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Special Maill Ballot Election Could Cost $70K

An article in the Shawnee Dispatch states that the proposed mail ballot election for an increase in sales tax could run as much as $71K.  See the article at

That is even higher than my original estimate of $63K.  Both of these estimates are higher than the city's estimate of $40K, which is unrealistically low.  The question could go on the November general election ballot at no charge to the city.  That is the way it needs to be done.

If you haven't read them already, you can scroll down to my three posts that show how I calculated the $63K cost.  Very basic and simple math.  No fancy calculations needed.  Why couldn't the city manager do the same thing?

The posts are:  Sales Tax Vote - Deception #1 1/20/14, Sales Tax Vote - Deception #2 1/21/14 and Sales Tax Vote - Deception #3 1/30/14.

The item needs to go on the November ballot, not a special election in the spring.

For the record, I do support a renewal of the Parks & Pipes, a new 1/8 for pavement, and having them appear on the November ballot as two separate questions, not one, as some would like.

The council will be voting on this Monday night, 2/10/14. The meeting starts at 7:30PM.

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