Kansas City August 5th Ballot

OFFICIAL BALLOT
STATE OF MISSOURI
SPECIAL ELECTION
TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2014

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 1
Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to ensure that
the right of Missouri citizens to engage in agricultural
production and ranching practices shall not be infringed?
The potential costs or savings to governmental entities are
unknown, but likely limited unless the resolution leads to
increased litigation costs and/or the loss of federal funding.
YES      NO

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 5
Shall  the  Missouri  Constitution  be  amended  to  include  a
declaration  that  the  right  to  keep  and  bear  arms  is  a
unalienable right and that the state government is obligated
to uphold that right?
State and local governmental entities should have no direct
costs  or  savings  from  this  proposal.   However,  the
proposal’s passage will likely lead to increased litigation and
criminal justice related costs. The total potential costs are
unknown, but could be significant.
YES      NO

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 7
Should  the  Missouri  Constitution  be  changed  to  enact  a
temporary sales tax of three-quarters of one percent to be
used solely to fund state and local highways, roads, bridges
and transportation projects for ten years, with priority given
to repairing unsafe roads and bridges?
This change is expected to produce $480 million annually to
the  state’s  Transportation  Safety  and  Job  Creation  Fund
and $54 million for local governments. Increases in the gas
tax will be prohibited. This revenue shall only be used for
transportation  purposes  and  cannot  be  diverted  for  other
uses.
YES      NO

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 8
Shall  the  Missouri  Constitution  be  amended  to  create  a
“Veterans Lottery Ticket” and to use the revenue from the
sale  of  these  tickets  for  projects  and  services  related  to
veterans?
The annual cost or savings to state and local governmental
entities  is  unknown,  but  likely  minimal.   If  sales  of  a
veterans lottery ticket game decrease existing lottery ticket
sales, the profits of which fund education, there could be a
small  annual  shift  in  funding  from  education  to  veterans’
programs.
YES      NO

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 9
Shall  the  Missouri  Constitution  be  amended  so  that  the
people  shall  be  secure  in  their  electronic  communications
and data from unreasonable searches and seizures as they
are  now  likewise  secure  in  their  persons,  homes,  papers
and effects?
State and local governmental entities expect no significant
costs or savings.
YES      NO

QUESTION 1
SHALL THE FOLLOWING BE APPROVED?
Shall the City of Kansas City renew the imposition of its sales tax of ¼% for the purpose
of providing revenues for the operation of the Kansas City Fire Department as authorized
by Section 321.242 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri for a period of 20 years, which will
extend  the  current  existing  ¼%  sales  tax  providing  revenues  to  operate  the  Fire
Department that was authorized by the voters on August 8, 2001?
YES      NO

QUESTION A
Shall a transportation development district, to be known as the “Kansas City
Urban Rail Transportation Development District” (the “District”), be organized
in  that  part  of  Kansas  City,  Jackson  County,  Missouri  generally  bounded  by
the Missouri River on the north, State Line Road on the west, Interstate 435 on
the east (but including an area east of Interstate 435 to incorporate Kauffman
and Arrowhead Stadiums) & approximately 51st
Street on the southwest and
Gregory  Boulevard on the southeast (but the specific legal description below
will  control),  for  the  purpose  of  developing  the  transportation  project  (the
“Project”)  operating  with  the  boundaries  of,  or  serving  and  benefiting,  the
proposed District and consisting of the two subprojects described below, each
of  which  subprojects  are  approved,  and  to  have  the  power  to  fund  the
proposed Project  upon separate voter approval  by any or all of the following
methods in any combination, each of which are,  subject to approval at one or
more future elections, approved as potential funding methods?
YES      NO

Summary of the Project:
Subproject 1:  The design, construction, ownership and/or operation of a fixed rail streetcar
and/or light rail system, and all elements thereof, including without limitation maintenance
facilities, consisting of (i) the initial 2.1 mile (+/-) starter line running generally along Main
Street  from  River  Market  to  Crown  Center/Union  Station  (the  “Starter  Line”),  initially
developed  and  initially  funded  by  the  existing  Kansas  City  Downtown  Streetcar
Transportation Development District (the “Starter Line District”), and (ii) certain additional
expansion routes of such fixed-rail streetcar  and/or light rail system as finally determined
by the City (the “Expansion Routes”), which Expansion Routes will connect to the Starter
Line  or  to  another  Expansion  Route,  and  are  expected  to  run  generally  along  (i)
Independence Avenue, east from the Starter Line, (ii) Main Street, south from the Starter
Line but not further than the general vicinity of the University of Missouri  –  Kansas City’s
Volker campus, and (iii) Linwood Boulevard, east from the Main Street Expansion Route;
and
Subproject 2:  The  acquisition  of  express  bus  vehicles  to  implement  a  bus  rapid  transit
route  (the  “BRT  Route”),  and  related  capital  items  that  assist  in  implementing  the  BRT
Route,  to  be  owned  and  operated  by  an  entity  other  than  the  District.   No  District
revenues  will  be  used  to  operate  the  BRT  Route  and  the  Project  does  not  include  the
operational costs of the BRT Route. The BRT Route will run generally along Prospect
Avenue and Twelfth Street.
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Specific Description of the Proposed Funding Methods:
(a)  Real  Property  Assessments:   Levy  of  special  assessments  for  no  more  than
twenty-five (25) consecutive “Assessment Years” (as defined below), upon real property
within the District that is specially benefitted by Subproject 1 as determined by the Board
of  Directors  of  the  District,  and  that  is  located  (x)  within  the  boundary  of  the  existing
Starter  Line  District,  or  (y)  within  an  area  no  further  than  one-third  mile  (or  greater,  if
determined by the Board of Directors of the District to be appropriate in order to include
the entirety of a block otherwise partially included within such one -third mile distance, or
to include the remainder of a recognized cohesive commercial, institutional or mixed -use
area partially within such one-third mile distance) of either side of, or the term inus of, an
Expansion Route (the “Real Property Assessments”) based upon the following schedule:
(i)  Residential Property: With respect to real property categorized on January 1 of any
Assessment  Year  by  the  “County  Assessor”  (as  defined  below)  as  residential  real
property  or agricultural  or horticultural  real  property  for ad  valorem  tax  purposes  under
applicable  Missouri  law  (“Residential  Property”)  (unless  subject  on  January  1  of  the
applicable  Assessment  Year  to  an  “Exemption”,  as  defined  below,  in  which  event  the
provisions of subsection (a)(iv) below shall apply), the Real Property Assessment may be
imposed for each applicable Assessment Year, in an annual amount not to exceed the
sum  obtained  by  (x)  multiplying  the  market  value  of  such  Residential  Property,  as
determined by the County Assessor as of January 1 of the applicable Assessment Year,
by  0.0019  (such  product  being  referred  to  as  the  “Residential  Assessable  Value”),  and
then (y) multiplying the Residential Assessable Value of such Residential Pr operty by a
rate established from time to time by the Board of Directors of the District, such rate not to
exceed  Seventy  Cents  ($0.70)  with  respect  to  any  Assessment  Year  (the  “Residential
Property Assessment”).
(ii)   Commercial Property: With respect to real  property categorized on January 1 of
any Assessment Year by the County Assessor as utility, industrial, commercial or railroad
for ad valorem tax purposes under applicable Missouri law, and all other real property not
included in subclasses (1) and (2) of   class 1 within the meaning of Article X, Section 4(b)
of the Missouri Constitution, Rev. 2006, as amended (“Non-Residential Property”) (unless
subject on January 1 of the applicable Assessment Year to an Exemption, in which event
the provisions of subsection (a)(iv) below shall apply), the Real Property Assessment may
be imposed for each applicable Assessment Year, in an annual amount not to exceed the
sum  obtained  by  (x)  multiplying  the  lesser  of  (A)  One  Hundred  Fifty  Three  Million  and
00/100  Dollars  ($153,000,000.00)  increased  by  two  percent  (2%)  cumulatively
commencing on January 1, 2015, and continuing on each second January 1 thereafter,
and (B) the market value of such Non-Residential Property, as determined by the County
Assessor as of January 1 of the applicable Assessment Year, by 0.0032 (such product
being  referred  to  as  the  “Commercial  Assessable  Value”),  and  then  (y)  multiplying  the
Commercial  Assessable  Value  of  such  Non-Residential  Property  by  a  rate  established
from time to time by the Board of Directors of the District, such rate not to exceed FortyEight  Cents  ($0.48)  with  respect  to  any  Assessment  Year  (the  “Commercial  Property
Assessment”).
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(iii)  City  Property:  Notwithstanding  the  provisions  of  subsections  (a)(i)  and  (a)(ii)
above, with respect to real property owned on January 1 of any Assessment Year by the
City or any agency or authority established by the City, including  without limitation, the
Tax  Increment  Financing  Commission,  the  Planned  Industrial  Expansion  Authority  and
the  Land  Clearance  for  Redevelopment  Authority,  that  is  otherwise  exempt  from  the
imposition of an ad valorem real property tax (“City Property”), the City will pursuant to a
Cooperation Agreement to be entered into between the District and the City, agree to pay,
subject to annual appropriation, a Real Property Assessment imposed for each applicable
Assessment Year, in an annual amount equal to the sum obtained by (x) multiplying the
market value of such City Property, as determined by the County Assessor as of January
1  of  the applicable Assessment  Year by  0.0032  (such product being  referred to  as the
“City Assessable Value”), and then (y) multiplying the City Assessable Value of such City
Property by One and 04/100 Dollars ($1.04) (the “City Property Assessment”).
b.  (iv)    Tax Exempt Property: With respect to real property subject on January 1 of any
Assessment  Year  to  an  Exemption  (“Tax  Exempt  Property”),  the  Real  Property
Assessment may be imposed for each applicable Assessment Year, in an annual amount
not  to  exceed  the  sum  obtained  by  (x)  multiplying  the  “Tax  Exempt  Property  Market
Value”  (as  defined  below)  as  of  January  1  of  the  applicable  Assessment  Year  by  (A)
0.0032  in  the  case  of  Tax  Exempt  Property  that  is  Non-Residential  Property,  and  (B)
0.0019  in  the  case  of  Tax  Exempt  Property  that  is  Residential  Property  (such  product
being referred to as the “Tax Exempt Assessable Value”), and then (y) multiplying the Tax
Exempt Assessable Value of such Tax Exempt Property by a rate established from time
to  time  by  the  Board  of  Directors  of  the  District,  such  rate  not  to  exceed  Forty  Cents
($0.40) with respect to any Assessment Year (the “Tax Exempt Property Assessment”).
For purposes of this ballot question, the following terms have the following meanings:
(A)  “Assessment  Year”  means  each  respective  period  from  January  1  through
December 31 while the Real Property Assessment is in effect;
(B)  “County Assessor” means the Director of Records for Jackson County, Missouri (or
any successor officer with the same or similar duties  in the event the office of Director of
Records for Jackson County, Missouri is abolished);
(C)  “Exemption” means an exemption from ad valorem taxation (1) on the basis that
such  real  property  is  not  held  for  private  or  corporate  profit  and  used  exclusively  for
religious worship, for schools and colleges, for purposes purely charitable, for agricultural
and horticultural societies, or for veterans’ organizations, or (2) on the basis that such real
property is owned by The University of Missouri or the Curators thereof, all according to
the official records of the County Assessor as of January 1 of the applicable Assessment
Year; and
(D)  “Tax Exempt Property Market Value” means that portion, and only that portion, of
the market value of such Tax Exempt Property, as determined by the County Assessor as
of January 1 of the applicable Assessment Year that is (1) equal to or less than Fifty One
Million and 00/100 Dollars ($51,000,000.00) increased by two percent (2%) cumulatively
commencing on January 1, 2015, and  continuing on each second January 1 thereafter,
but  (2)  greater  than  Three  Hundred  Thousand  and  00/100  Dollars  ($300,000.00).
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(b)  Sales Tax: Imposition of a sales tax, not in excess of one percent (1%), and for a
period no longer than thirty (30) years from the date such sales tax is first collected, on all
retail  sales  made  in  the  District  that  are  subject  to  taxation  by  the  State  of  Missouri
pursuant to the provisions of Sections 144.010 through 144.525 of the Act, except  such
transportation development district sales tax shall not apply to the sale or use of motor
vehicles,  trailers,  boats  or  outboard  motors  nor  to  all  sales  of  electricity  or  electrical
current,  water  and  gas,  natural  or  artificial,  nor  to  sales  of  service  to  telephone
subscribers, either local or long distance.
(c)  Surface  Pay  Parking  Lot  Assessment:   In  addition  to  the  Commercial  Property
Assessment,  the  Residential  Property  Assessment,  the  City  Property  Assessment,  and
the Tax Exempt Property Assessment, the levy of special assessments, for   no more than
twenty-five (25) consecutive Assessment Years, upon real property within the District that
is (i) subject to the Real Property Assessment, and (ii) used as a “Surface Pay Parking
Lot” (as defined below) during the applicable Assessment Year,  in an annual amount not
to  exceed for any  Assessment  Year the  sum  of  Fifty-Four and 75/100  Dollars  ($54.75)
multiplied  by  the  number  of  “Pay  Parking  Spaces”  (as  defined  below)  located  on  each
such  Surface  Pay  Parking  Lot  during  such  Assessment  Year  (the  “Surface  Parking
Assessment”).  A  Surface  Pay  Parking  Lot  shall  be  exempt  from  the  Surface  Parking
Assessment if it is in, under or otherwise a part of a multi-story structure, or if it shares
common  or  affiliated  ownership  with,  and  primarily  exists  to  serve  the  employees  or
patrons of, a business enterprise or place of interest such as (by way of example and not
as a limitation) a museum, train station, or theater, which business enterprise or place of
interest  is  located  on  the  same  or  a  neighboring  propert y  as  the  parking  area  under
consideration.
For purposes of this ballot question, the following terms have the following meanings:
(A)  “Pay Parking Space” means an off-street parking space on a Surface Pay Parking
Lot for which a fee (whether hourly, daily,  weekly or monthly, or some multiple thereof) is
charged for the ability to park a motor vehicle thereon; and
(B)  “Surface Pay Parking Lot” means an off -street place, parcel of ground, or yard that
is  made  available  in  whole  or  in  part  for  the  parking  of  m otor  vehicles  on  the  surface
thereof and for which a fee (whether hourly, daily, weekly or monthly, or some multiple
thereof) is charged for the ability to park a motor vehicle thereon.
The revenue sources of the District shall not be collected until (a) the Starter Line District
is abolished, terminated or dissolved, or merged with or into the District, or its revenue
sources reduced to zero by action of the Board of Directors of the Starter Line District or
otherwise, in accordance with then applicable law, and (b) the Board of Directors of the
District determines that there are sufficient funds to be derived from sources other than
revenue  of  the  District  in  order to make  the  construction of  a  substantial portion  of  the
Project financially viable when aggregated with revenue of the District.
Specific legal description of the District:
All  that  territory  in  the  corporate  limits  of  Kansas  City,  Jackson  County,  Missouri,
described as follows:
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Beginning at a point where the Western boundary line of the State  of Missouri intersects
the center line of the main channel of the Missouri River, said intersection being the “Point
of Beginning” for the boundary of the Transportation Development District and the same
point  as  the  Point  of  Commencement  referenced  in  Ordinance  No.  10349,  passed
September 3rd, 1946; Thence South along the Western corporate limits line of the City of
Kansas  City,  Missouri,  said  line  also  being  the  Western  boundary  line  of  the  State  of
Missouri,  to  a  point  where  the  center  line  of  the  right  of  way  of  46
th
Street,  as  now
established,  intersects  the  Western  corporate  limits  line  of  the  City  of  Kansas  City,
Missouri; Thence Easterly and Southerly along said center line of the right of way of 46
th
Street to a point where it intersects the center  line of the right of way of Holly Street, as
now established; Thence South along said center line of the right of way of Holly Street to
a point where it intersects the center line of the right of way of Ward Parkway, as now
established;  Thence  Southwesterly  along  said  center  line  of  the  right  of  way  of  Ward
Parkway  to  a  point  where  it  intersects  the  center  line  of  the  right  of  way  of Westwood
Road, as now established; Thence Southeasterly along said center line of the right of way
of Westwood Road to a point where it intersects the center line of the channel of Brush
Creek; Thence Northeasterly along said center line of channel of Brush Creek to a point
where  it  intersects  the  center  line  of  the  right  of  way  of  Roanoke  Parkway,  as  now
established; Thence Southeasterly along said center line of the right of way of Roanoke
Parkway  to  the  point  where  Roanoke  Parkway  becomes  Summit  Street;  Thence
continuing along Summit Street to a point where it intersects the center line of the right of
way of Ward Parkway, as now established; Thence Northeasterly along said center line of
the right of way of Ward Parkway to a point where it intersects the center line of the right
of way of 49
th
Street, as now established; Thence Southeasterly along said center line of
the right of way of 49
th
Street to a point where it intersects the center line of the right of
way of Sunset Drive, as now established; Thence Northeasterly along said center line of
the right of way of Sunset Drive to a point where it intersects the northerly pr olongation of
the west line of Lot 8, Hemphurst Terraces; Thence Southeasterly along said west line of
Lot  8,  Hemphurst  Terraces  to  the  north  right  of  way  line  of  vacated  West  49
th
Street;
Thence South fifteen (15) feet to the north line of the southeast ¼  of the southeast ¼ of
Section 30, T49N, R33W; Thence West along said north line of the SE ¼ of the SE ¼ of
Sec 30, T49N, R33W to a point where it intersects the northerly prolongation of the west
line of Lot 10, Amended Plat of Monticello; Thence South tw enty-five (25) feet along said
northerly prolongation of the west line of Lot 10, Amended Plat of Monticello, to the south
right of way line of vacated West 49
th
Street; Thence continuing South along the west line
of Lot 10, Amended Plat of Monticello, to  a point seventeen (17) feet south of the south
right of way line of vacated West 49
th
Street; Thence East along a line seventeen (17) feet
south of and parallel to the south right of way line of vacated West 49
th
Street to a point at
the northwest corner of Lot 1, Block 1, Alameda Towers Subdivision, point being marked
as N 1,045,713.23 E 473,592.69 on said plat; Thence East along the north line of Lot 1,
Block 1, Alameda Towers Subdivision, to a point at the northeast corner of Lot 1, Block 1,
Alameda Towers Subdivision and on the west right of way line of Wornall Road as now
established, point being  marked as  N  1,045,707.44  E  473,936.75  on  said  plat; Thence
South  along  said  west  right  of  way  of  Wornall  Road  to  a  point  where  it  intersects  the
center line of the right of way of 49
th
Terrace, as now established; Thence East along said
center line of the right of way of 49
th
Terrace to a point where it intersects the center line
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of the right of way of Wornall Road, as now established; Thence South along said  center
line of the right of way of Wornall Road to a point where it intersects the center line of the
right of way of 50
th
Street, as now established; Thence East along said center line of the
right of way of 50
th
Street to a point where it intersects the center line of the right of way of
Wyandotte Street, as now established; Thence South along said center line of the right of
way of Wyandotte Street to a point where it intersects the center line of the right of way of
51
st
Street, as now established; Thence East along said center line of the right of way of
51
st
Street to a point where it intersects the center line of the right of way of Brookside
Boulevard, as now established; Thence Southeasterly along said center line of the right of
way of Brookside Boulevard to a point where it intersects the center line of the right of
way of 52
nd
Street, as now established; Thence Easterly along said center line of the right
of way of 52
nd
Street to a point where it intersects the center line of the right of way of
Holmes Street, as now established; Thence South along said center line of the right of
way of Holmes Street to a point where it intersects the center line of the right of way of
53rd Street, as now established; Thence East along said center line of the right of way of
53rd Street to a point where it intersects the center line of the right of way of Paseo, as
now established; Thence South and Southwesterly along said center line of the right of
way  of  Paseo  to  a  point  where  it  intersects  the  center  line  of  the  right  of  way  of  63rd
Street, as now established; Thence East along said center line of the right of way of 63rd
Street to a point where it intersects the east right of way line of Bushman Drive, as now
established;  Thence  Southeasterly  along  said  east  right  of  way  line  of  Bushman  Drive
\\Paseo\\E Meyer Boulevard to a point where it intersects the center line of the right of way
of Paseo (northbound), as now established; Thence Southwesterly along said center line
of the right of way of Paseo to a point where it intersects the center line of the right of way
of Gregory Boulevard, as now established; Thence Easterly along said center line of the
right of way of Gregory Boulevard to a point where it intersects the center line of the right
of  way  of  Lakeside  Drive,  as  now  established;  Thence  Northeasterly  along  said  center
line of the right of way of Lakeside Drive to a point where it intersects the center line of
the right of way of Gregory Boulevard, as now established; Thence Easterly along said
center  line  of  the  right  of  way  of  Gregory  Boulevard  to  a  point  where  it  intersects  the
center line of the right of way of Inter-State 435, as now established; Thence Northerly
along said center line of the right of way of Inter-State 435 to a point where it intersects
the  center  line  of  the  right  of  way  of  Raytown  Road,  as  now  established;  Thence
Southeasterly along said center line of the right of way of Raytown Road to a point where
it intersects the center line of the right of way of Blue Ridge Cutoff, as now establi shed;
Thence North along said center line of the right of way of Blue Ridge Cutoff to a point
where it intersects the center line of the right of way of Inter-State 70, as now established;
Thence Northwesterly along said center line of the right of way of Inter-State 70 to a point
where  it  intersects  the  center  line  of  the  right  of  way  of  Inter-State  435,  as  now
established; Thence Northerly along said center line of the right of way of Inter-State 435
to a point where it intersects the center line of the m ain channel of the Missouri River;
Thence  Westerly,  with  the  meanderings  of  the  center  line  of  the  main  channel  of  the
Missouri River, to the Point of Beginning.

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