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Johnson County residents speak up for tax increase for parks, libraries, transit

Jul 28, 2015 - The Kansas City Star

Saying the quality of life in Johnson County is at stake, supporters of county libraries, parks and public transit packed into a county hearing room Monday night to urge commissioners to raise the property tax rate for the first time since 2006.

The budget public hearing attracted more than 100 people, some of whom had to listen from chairs set up just outside the hearing room doors. Supporters who spoke in favor of the tax increase outnumbered opponents by about 2-1.

Many of the spe...