SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Greene County Commission voted Tuesday not to move forward with the proposed initiative for a county-wide Parks Sales Tax on the August ballot.
The Commission accepted public testimony and feedback during the last several weeks before reaching this decision. In addition, a telephone poll conducted by Greene County appears to represent an unfavorable result of any additional taxes at this time.
“As a Park Board, we join the Commission in a sensitive approach to the timing of this issue,” said Park Board Chairwoman Jerry Clark. “We respect the Commission’s decision and will continue to work with both the County and City to respond to the needs of our county-wide community. We also appreciate the countless citizens and organizations who took the time to respond with support for this Parks and Storm Water initiative.”
The proposed ballot would have included a 1/4-percent countywide Parks Sales Tax. Of the 1/4-percent, half of it (1/8 percent) would have provided funding for development of the remaining School-Park sites within the Parks, Open Space and Greenways Master Plan.