Trails come up high in KC voters' bi-state priorities

Kansas City area leaders are planning to propose a new bi-state tax. The main reason for the new tax will be to raise hundreds of millions of dollars required by contract for improvements in the football and baseball stadiums for the Chiefs and the Royals. But, by law, the bi-state tax must include at least Johnson County, KS, and Jackson County, MO, and include funds for both sports and arts facilities. A recent KCStar editorial discussed Johnson County voters' priorities:
According to a recent unscientific survey by The Star, the most popular prospective uses of bistate funds in Johnson County were for the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Garden, Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, trails and Theatre in the Park.

Big-ticket projects such as a soccer complex, an arena, a performing arts center and a cultural and recreation center fared poorly in the survey.
Trails received the third highest number of votes of any project suggested by Johnson County voters.