MISSION, Kansas - The group "Save Mission" picked the November 17th council meeting to protest the driveway tax. City leaders say the tax is a way to pay for a multi-million dollar road improvement project. The rate on which you're taxed is based on how much traffic your property generates. That number is anywhere between $300 and $3,000, depending on the size of the business. Homeowners will pay $72 per year
"I can't keep getting taxed we had no time to budget for this its an out of the blue tax," said business owner Bob Hartman.
Hartman said he was hit with a $1,700 bill that he can't afford. Twenty other residents voiced the same concern to the Council. Four people spoke out in favor of it.
"I thank you for thinking about the future. Tough times call for some tough decisions," said one resident.
Councilman Will Vandenberg called on the Council to repeal the tax. The mayor said they can discuss the option at next month's Council meeting.
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