This meeting will cover two issues that will appear on the April 6 ballot.
On April 6, Blue Springs voters will decide whether or not to renew the half-cent sales parks tax, with no sunset. In addition to park maintenance, funds would be for one and eventually two new parks on the city's south edge as well as a new aquatic center adjacent to the Fieldhouse.
Director of Blue Springs Parks & Recreation, Dennis Dovel, will present information about the proposed tax renewal at this meeting. Members will have the opportunity to ask questions.
On April 6, voters will also decide whether or not to approve a $.30 levy to help cover the cost for personnel and operating expenses for Central Jackson County Fire Protection District stations. Voters will also decide whether to approve the issuance of $10 million dollars in general obligation bonds to acquire land for, and construct, furnish and equip a new fire station, acquire fire trucks and other fire/rescue or emergency equipment or apparatus that is mission critical.
Central Jackson County Fire District Chief Jeff Grote will provide information about the bond and levy. Members will have the opportunity to ask questions.
The purpose of the Legislative Task Force is to:
Study local, state and federal legislative issues of interest to business.
Encourage information sharing about business and community issues among the membership.
Stay alert to issues that will affect our members and the business community and make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding such issues. (a way to vet issues our members asked us to support) Review and develop the Chamber’s annual Legislative Priorities for recommendation to the Board of Directors.
Provide direction and review the monthly Legislative Breakfasts, Meet the Candidates’ Forum, Business & Breakfast in 60 and other legislative events.
Legislative Affairs Task Force
Date and Time
Friday Mar 12, 2021 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM CST
For now these meetings are held via Zoom. A link will be provided prior to the meeting to those that register.