Unofficial Results in for Raytown GO Bond Questions
Election results expected to be certified next week
Unofficial election results show that more than 8,600 Raytown residents showed up at the polls to voice their opinion on the two General Obligation (GO) Bond questions placed on the November 8th ballot.
The unofficial results show that nearly 5,000 residents agreed to approve Question 2 on the ballot allowing for $7.2 million in GO bonds to be used to build, repair, modernize, and improve drains, pipes, and other necessary parts of Raytown’s storm sewer systems. GO Bonds will be issued in phases, to keep tax increases affordable.
Although Question 1 received a simple majority of passing votes (over 56%), 57.14% was required to move the initiative forward.
“Today is bittersweet,” said Raytown Mayor Mike McDonough. “Based upon the unofficial results, Question 2 passes and Question 1 was so close to passing. We recognize the support of our residents and thank them for making their voices heard. We look forward to beginning these much-needed storm sewer improvements.”
When asked about next steps for roads and funding, McDonough replied, “Without the GO Bond funding, our Capital Improvement Plan will go unfunded. However, the City will do what it can within its existing budget to make necessary road improvements.”
The City expects certification of the election results sometime next week and will post an update if needed.