The following was submitted by Michael Hoyt.
A group of concerned citizens has worked to obtain a sufficient petition from the Bourbon County Counselor to repeal and revoke the 1% City-Wide sales tax.
Attached is a fact sheet surrounding this effort.
The citizen’s group have sought to negotiate a reasonable solution with the City Attorney who would then make a recommendation to the City Commission a solution that would not require a special election and the loss of sales tax of at least (1) quarter of revenue if the Electors vote “not to continue the 1% City-Wide sales tax.”
Any negotiated solution would be similar to the 1983 resolution and “sunset” every 10 years; the group recognizes that Fort Scott City Management has, in their opinion, misdirected the majority of the monies collected to the general fund and a “weaning off” period might be required.