Okay, it’s finally happened...the only thing that news orgs and your coworkers and the cashiers at the grocery store have been talking about for the past few weeks. Jackson County Executive Frank White Jr.'s veto of the stadium sales tax ordinance has been overruled by a 7-2 vote.
What does this mean?
It means that voters will get to decide. The 3/8-cent stadium sales tax extension will definitely be on the Jackson County April ballot, whether Frank White likes it or not. And no, the overruling cannot be overruled — this is (finally) it, folks.
How did we get here?
Well, if you’ve been paying attention to your favorite morning newsletter, you’ll know it’s been a back-and-forth game for the past few months. White wanted a signed lease from the Royals and the Royals have offered everything but, including a joint commitment with the Chiefs to stay in KC. The caveat? They’ll keep their side of the promise as long as the measure makes the April ballot and is passed.
It’s been curveball after curveball, but now it seems that Kansas City gets to sit back and watch until April rolls around. Perhaps we’ll finally see a signed lease from the Royals, claiming a plot for a new true blue ballpark.