March 27, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

1/4 cent Capital Improvements Sales Tax Up for Renewal April 2

In 1989, Springfield voters approved the first ¼-cent capital improvement sales tax. Since that time, more than 100 projects, investing $115 million, have been completed throughout Springfield.

Several of those projects have greatly helped revitalize many areas of the city, including:

The proposal before voters April 2 is a renewal of an existing sales tax with no additional cost to taxpayers. A significant portion of the new revenues for this program come from non-residents. Residents and visitors alike will benefit from greater safety and roadway capacity on major roadways that serve the region.

Proposed key projects for 2013-2016

For more information, visit www.springfieldmo.gov/election.

For more information, contact: City of Springfield Public Works Director, Phil Broyles, at 417-864-1950 or Director of Public Information and Civic Engagement, Cora Scott, at 417-380-3352.

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Department of Public Works

840 Boonville Avenue • P.O. Box 8368 • Springfield, MO 65801
417-864-1900 • springfieldmo.gov