What does the ad valorem or property tax fund?

Ad valorem or property tax currently funds six areas including State (1.5 mills); County (30.158 mills); State USD (20 mills); USD 418 (29.653 mills); City (51.570 mills) and McPherson Recreation Commission (6 mills).

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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?