USD 489 BOE considers bypassing Hays City Commission for sales tax vote

After being informed the Hays City Commission would not support a public vote on a sales tax that would be used to offset the cost of a proposed $94 million bond, the Hays USD 489 Board of Education discussed taking the measure directly to the voters at Monday’s work session.

“That is not something the city commissioners are going to vote on,” Superintendent Dean Katt said.

If the board were to collect approximately 1,227 signatures from eligible voters, the measure could be put on the ballot, giving the proposed increase to the voters. Taking this action, however, could push the bond election from April to a later date.

(Read more: Hays Post)

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