Resolution in Support of Proposed Local Use Tax on the Ballot June 2, 2020

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WHEREAS, the mission of the Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council (LSEDC) is to promote and enhance the City of Lee’s Summit as a model community for economic growth; and

WHEREAS, the local use tax would be used to provide essential city services such as infrastructure projects, police, fire, building inspections, and snow removal; and

WHEREAS, the local use tax shall be at the same rate as the local sales tax, which is currently 2.25%; and

WHEREAS, the local use tax shall not be applied to purchases where sales tax is collected; and

WHEREAS, the local use tax would generate approximately $1.8 million in revenue annually; and

WHEREAS, the trend of online sales continues to increase; and

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic likely caused a significant and sudden interruption to local sales tax revenue;

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that the Board of Directors of the Lee’s Summit Economic

Development Council, on this day, May 21, 2020, supports the City of Lee’s Summit seeking voter approval on a local use tax in the June 2nd election.