Watch the video and download the information that was shared.
In this video we heard directly from candidates asking for your vote to be a Kansas City Public School Board Member as well as experts from both sides of the Earnings Tax Renewal question (also known as the E-Tax).
Download a sample ballot here: https://www.kceb.org/elections/ballot/
Our Guests Included:
KCPS School Board Candidate for Sub-District 5: Bruce Beatty
KCPS School Board Candidate for Sub-District 5: Kandace Buckner
KCPS School Board Candidate At-Large: Pattie Mansur
KCPS School Board Candidate At-Large: Tanesha Ford
David Stokes with Show-Me Institute on why we should vote NO on the E-Tax Question
Tammy Queen, Finance Director with the City Manager's Office to present facts regarding the use of the Earnings Tax.
About our E-Tax Experts and the information they shared:
David Stokes is a St. Louis native and a graduate of Saint Louis University High School and Fairfield (Conn.) University. He spent six years as a political aide at the St. Louis County Council before joining the Show-Me Institute in 2007. Stokes was a policy analyst at the Show-Me Institute from 2007 to 2016. From 2016 through 2020 he was Executive Director of Great Rivers Habitat Alliance, where he led efforts to oppose harmful floodplain developments done with abusive tax subsidies. Stokes rejoined the Institute in early 2021 as the Director of Municipal Policy. He is a past president of the University City Library Board. He served on the St. Louis County 2010 Council Redistricting Commission and was the 2012 representative to the Electoral College from Missouri’s First Congressional District. He lives in University City with his wife and their three children.
David sent over 4 studies which he talked about in his presentation, they are linked here:
Tammy Queen is the Director of Finance for the City of Kansas City, Missouri. In that role, she is responsible for directing the operations of the Finance Department including accounting, budget, treasury management, economic development, and tax collection. Ms. Queen has nearly 26 years of experience with the City in various financial positions including serving as the City Treasurer for over five years and Cash Manager for nearly eight years.
Queen has a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Banking from the University of Missouri – Columbia.
Tammy's presentation is linked here: