2020 Sales Tax Ballot Question

Birch street Project

Birch road construction edit

Be on the look out for an initiative on the ballot this November! The City of Roeland Park has approved placing a sales tax renewal question on the general election ballot. The revenue would go toward infrastructure projects around the city.

About the Ballot Question 

The current one-quarter of one-percent (.25%) sales sunsets on March 31, 2023. The City of Roeland Park has placed a question on the November 2020 Ballot regarding this issue.

“Shall the City of Roeland Park, Kansas be authorized to terminate the current one-quarter of one percent (0.25%) special purpose City Retailers’ Sales Tax currently levied and to stop collection as of 12/31/2020, and to levy a new one-half of one percent (0.50%) special purpose City Retailers’ Sales Tax and to use the revenue from the new City Retailers’ Sales Tax for public infrastructure projects, including buildings with such tax to take effect on 1/1/21 and to end on 12/31/30; such tax shall be levied pursuant to K.S.A. 12-187, et seq.?

This sales tax provides support for a variety of infrastructure improvements including improvements to buildings, sidewalks, streets, stormwater infrastructure, and parks.

R Park Pavilion rendering

R Park Structure

Voting information

Voting is an integral duty and it is no less important this year. The ballot initiative will appear this November during the General Election.  Please be mindful of the following dates:

  • October 13th: The last day to register for the General Election.
  •  October 14th: Advance ballots start to be mailed, and in-person advanced voting begins.
  •  October 27th: Deadline for voters to request advanced ballots to be mailed.
  •  November 2nd: Final day for in-person advanced voting.
  •  November 3rd: General Election.

Information about guidance, where to vote, and becoming an election worker can be found at voteks.org.

Applications for advanced ballots as well as information about sample ballots can be found at jocoelection.org.


Past and Future Projects 

Previous projects funded through the Special Infrastructure Fund and planned projects if the ballot question is passed.

  • 2013
    • Annual surface treatment on streets
    • Storm sewer replacement at Roe Lane & Elledge
  • 2014
    • Maintenance and equipment repairs
    • Storm sewer replacement on Roe Ln.
  • 2015
    • Annual surface treatment on streets
    • Park improvements & repairs
  • 2016
    • Annual surface treatment on streets
    • Nall Park restroom improvements
  • 2017
    • Storm Water Project at 4800 Birch St
    • Annual park maintenance
  • 2018
    • Shade Structures in R Park and Granada Park
    • CDBG Birch St improvements
    • Storm Water Network Inspections
    • R Park Tennis Court Replacement
    • Annual Park Maintenance
  • 2019
    • Replace amenities @ Nall Park
    • CDBG Mill and Overlay of El Monte
    • Storm sewer network inspection - phase 2
    • Annual surface treatment on streets
  • 2020
    • Storm sewer Project at 57th & Roeland Dr
    • Aquatic Center Improvements 
    • R Park Phase 1 & 2 improvements
    • Annual surface treatment on streets
    • Annual park maintenance

  • 2021
    • Aquatic center improvements
    • Annual surface treatment on streets
    • Street condition assessment (every 3 years)
    • Marquee Sign on Roe Blvd at 56th St
    • Artistic Staircase from Roe Ln to Business District
    • Cooper Creek Park Improvements
    • Sweany Park - new amenities
  • 2022
    • R Park traffic garden
    • R Park Phase 3 improvements
    • Disc Gold Course at Nall Park
    • Annual surface treatment on streets
  • 2023
    • Annual surface treatment on streets
    • Community Center Renovations
  • 2024
    • Annual surface treatment on streets
    • Street condition assessment (every 3 years)
    • Nall Park Playground Equipment Replacement
    • Nall Park Shelter Roof Replacement
  • 2025
    • Community Center Renovations Phase 2
    • Nall Park Paved Trail Reconstruction
    • Annual surface treatment on streets
  • 2026
    • Annual surface treatment on streets


Related Documents

Related Documents to the 2020 Sales Tax Ballot Initiative