The measures passed Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 with 78% and 80% voter support, respectively. The police-fire pension sales tax is on a five-year renewal cycle, but will end when the fund reaches 100%. The transportation sales tax has a 20-year sunset.
“We are extremely grateful to the voters of Springfield for their continued strong expression of support. The extension of the sales tax for the police-fire pension fund continues to honor the commitment that the community has made to our law enforcement officers and firefighters. The 1/8-cent transportation sales tax, which has been renewed since 1996, will allow the City to continue to meet critical transportation needs in our community. On behalf of Springfield City Council, we extend our deepest thanks,” said Mayor Ken McClure.