Series 101 2000 ORDINANCES/RESOLUTIONS
Section 101-468 Ord. 16586; Amending the Local Parks Sales Tax Ballot Language (See Ordinance No. 16564)
Bill No. B 311-00
amending the local parks sales tax ballot language in Ordinance No. 016564 which calls
election to be held on November 7, 2000; declaring an emergency; and fixing the time when this
ordinance shall become effective.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS
SECTION 1. The ballot language set forth in Section One
and Exhibit A of Ordinance No.
016564 is amended to read as follows:
Shall the municipality of Columbia, Missouri, impose a sales tax of one-fourth of one
five years and one-eighth of one percent thereafter, for the purpose of providing funding for local
parks for the municipality, in order to purchase, improve and manage parks, trails and natural
lands for water quality, wildlife, tree preservation, and recreation purposes? All expenditures
will be subject to an annual public audit. Revenue from this tax would be used to purchase,
improve and manage the Stephens Lake property and for other park purposes.
SECTION 2. It is found and declared by the City Council
that an emergency exists as
provided for in Section 15 of the Home Rule Charter for the City of Columbia, Missouri, in that
the Council wishes to make a minor change in the ballot language of the local parks sales tax
issue placed on the November 7, 2000, ballot by Ordinance No. 016564 and to officially notify
the election authority of this change as soon as possible so as not to incur additional costs in
printing the ballots. The City Council further finds that Section 15 of the Home Rule Charter
specifically allows an ordinance calling an election or providing for the submission of a proposal
to the people to be passed as an emergency measure.
SECTION 3. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect
from and after its passage.
PASSED this 5th day of September, 2000.