LAWRENCE, Kansas (AP) – Lawrence voters will be asked to approve a sales tax increase to pay for a new police headquarters.
The city commission voted Tuesday to put the request for a two-tenths of a cent percent tax increase on the Nov. 4 ballot.
The vote gives the city less than 90 days to persuade voters to approve the nearly $28 million project.
The ballot language says the tax increase will end nine years and could end sooner if revenue is higher than expected.
City commissioners last week authorized a $2.25 million contract to buy land for the headquarters, if the sales tax question is approved.