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Mon May 21, 2012
Mayor Sly James’ New Tax Proposal For Infrastructure
What will it take for Kansas City, Mo. to finally fix its streets and sewer system? Earlier this year, Mayor Sly James announced a bold plan for improving Kansas City's infrastructure that would involve spending $1 billion over the next 10 years.
He's scaled back that plan a bit since then, and his most recent proposal goes before the council this week, and if approved, to voters. It's already been endorsed by the Finance and Infrastructure committee.
KCUR's Steve Bell sat down with Sylvia Maria Gross to talk about how the new plan would effect the taxes of Kansas City residents, and the likelihood of its approval.