How does the City decide which streets will be funded?

In 2017, the City teamed up with Infrastructure Management Services (IMS) to conduct a state-of-the-art street pavement analysis in an effort to utilize data to increase accuracy and efficiency in completing the pavement condition survey. IMS documented pavement fatigue, rutting, cracking, potholes, roughness, joint spalling, and more, to analyze the condition of the surface of roads, identify maintenance and rehabilitation needs, and ensure that road maintenance budgets are spent efficiently and equitably. This technology allowed the City to utilize a more thorough, comprehensive, and proactive approach to review the entire road network called a Pavement Condition Index (PCI). The City prioritizes street projects based on this data, changes in roadway conditions, and the level of funding available each year.

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1. What is the ballot question for the proposed sales tax?
2. Why use a sales tax instead of another type of tax?
3. Will the sales tax rate increase if these are passed by the voters?
4. What will the City do if the proposed sales tax does not pass?
5. If approved, how much revenue will these sales taxes create?
6. How will the sales tax impact my wallet?
7. How does the sales tax rate in Bonner Springs compare to other nearby cities and shopping areas?
8. How has the City used the proceeds of the current sales tax since 2013?
9. What will the proposed sales tax be used for and does it address our community’s needs?
10. How does the public know that future spending commitments will be met?
11. Will the City lose business if these sales taxes are passed by voters?
12. How does the City decide which streets will be funded?
13. How much would it cost to fully fund all of the City’s street maintenance needs?
14. Will you use these funds to improve 138th Street or Metropolitan Avenue?
15. Will you use these funds to improve my water?
16. How can we expect the City to manage the sales tax project funds?