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Old 08-19-2010, 07:00 PM  
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Mission (KS) on a mission to implement new "driveway tax"

Basically, you pay based on how many "trips" your property produces.

For instance, a single family home produces 9.5 trips per day, resulting in a yearly driveway tax of $72.

A box store produces 8500 trips per day, and may be taxed upwards of $60,000 a year. Of course, we'll have to see how their agreed tax breaks account for new taxes.

Of course, this is all being implemented because instead of cutting spending, the Mission city council wants to spend more. And since property taxes and sales taxes can't be counted on for consistent funds, they found a new way to create a source of income.

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/08/18...veway-tax.html

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Instead of relying on sales and property taxes for roads, the city will start charging fees based on how much traffic properties produce.

The City Council on Wednesday night approved a new fee charging every homeowner $72 a year and small businesses $3,558 a year beginning in December.
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The fee is expected to raise $1.2 million a year to help finance $38 million in road improvements during the next 10 years. It also will help fund a new express bus service between Overland Park and the Country Club Plaza that will run through Mission.

City officials said they desperately needed the money for deteriorating streets. But some residents said itís a bad time economically for whatís essentially a tax increase.
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Old 08-19-2010, 07:09 PM   #2
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Seriously, what's next, perhaps a flush tax. Every time you give the old thunder cup a pull, you get taxed fifty cents. Someone round these brain children up and run them through a wood chipper.
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Old 08-19-2010, 07:36 PM   #3
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i was under the impression, and i'm pretty new to these parts, that all these little suburbs like mission, fairway, leawood, etc are all pretty conservative.

am i wrong there?
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Old 08-19-2010, 07:44 PM   #4
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i was under the impression, and i'm pretty new to these parts, that all these little suburbs like mission, fairway, leawood, etc are all pretty conservative.

am i wrong there?
Extremely and they are also wealthy for the most part.
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Old 08-19-2010, 07:47 PM   #5
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Extremely and they are also wealthy for the most part.
that's what i thought. but i couldn't figure out how they talked themselves in to this new tax which, in some cases, is pretty substantial.
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Old 08-19-2010, 08:51 PM   #6
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Extremely and they are also wealthy for the most part.
Mission is not a wealthy area.
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:00 PM   #7
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Mission is not a wealthy area.
He asked about all the suburbs and they are almost all wealthy which is what I said.

Out of 630 cities in Kansas they rank 17th right behind Shawnee Mission
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:08 PM   #8
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He asked about all the suburbs and they are almost all wealthy which is what I said.

Out of 630 cities in Kansas they rank 17th right behind Shawnee Mission
Just clarifying.
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:11 PM   #9
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Just clarifying.
It's cool. I think it is all kind of confusing because you have Shawnee Mission, Mission, Mission Hills, Mission Woods...**** how many Missions do we need in 1 county?
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It's cool. I think it is all kind of confusing because you have Shawnee Mission, Mission, Mission Hills, Mission Woods...**** how many Missions do we need in 1 county?
I don't think that Shawnee Mission is an actual city. It's more of a district. There is Shawnee and Mission. It's kind of like Ray-Pec.
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:22 PM   #11
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I don't think that Shawnee Mission is an actual city. It's more of a district. There is Shawnee and Mission. It's kind of like Ray-Pec.
I learn something new everyday. Thanks Saul.
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:36 PM   #13
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It seems like a double tax. You already pay property tax on the property.
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:38 PM   #14
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It seems like a double tax. You already pay property tax on the property.
i'd much prefer a driveway tax instead of a property tax since you already paid a tax on the property when you purchased it.

and the driveway tax seems like a more even way to distribute the burden.
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:42 PM   #15
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Mission is not a wealthy area.
Should be, from all the revenue they garner from nabbing speeders on a two mile stretch of I-35.
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