Lawrence to vote on new police headquarters

Lawrence police

LAWRENCE, Kan. (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 Lawrence Journal-World reports 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.

 

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