Shawnee County commissioners blast ‘disappointing’ sales tax vote from Topeka City Council

Shawnee County commissioners Thursday blasted Topeka’s governing body for a “disappointing move” after the city tacked on an amendment to the countywide sales tax agreement that would give the city more power over economic development decisions.

After nearly 15 months, the city’s governing body Tuesday approved an agreement that spells out how about $262 million in sales tax revenue geared toward economic development and infrastructure will be spent over the next 15 years. Before passing the agreement, though, the group approved councilman Richard Harmon’s motion calling for all 10 city governing body members to have Joint Economic Development Organization board votes.

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