How long does each half-cent sales tax last?

Each half-cent sales tax is in place for 10 years. The first tax, dedicated to street infrastructure, began on January 1, 2011, and will sunset on December 31, 2020. The second tax, dedicated to specific projects, began on October 1, 2013, and will sunset on September 30, 2022.

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1. What are the pros and cons for property tax vs. sales tax?
2. What happens if the half-cent sales tax is not renewed?
3. What’s the difference between the two current half-cent sales taxes?
4. What percentage of sales tax is collected from individuals outside McPherson?
5. How often will the half-cent sales tax be renewed?
6. How long does each half-cent sales tax last?
7. Why doesn’t property tax cover the budget needed for road improvements?
8. What is the mill levy?
9. What does the ad valorem or property tax fund?
10. Are any mill levy funds applied to City street improvements?
11. What does transparency mean?
12. Prior to 2010, what funds were available to assist with road maintenance?
13. If the half-cent sales tax is renewed, how would the City prioritize projects?