SB 397 - Currently, Kansas City may establish Community Improvement Districts in Clay County without signatures from the property owners in the proposed district. Such a district may only be funded by a real property tax. This act allows such a district to be funded by a sales and use tax of up to one percent.
Currently, Community Improvement Districts in blighted areas may contract with private property owners to demolish or renovate existing buildings or structures owned by the private person. This act allows for construction of new buildings, structures, or improvements as well as demolition or renovation of an existing improvements.