Parks Ballot Initiative Gets Final Vote This Week


In Thursday’s Council Meeting, Council will make their final vote to place the Parks Sustainable Funding ballot initiative on the November general election ballot. If Council votes to approve it, then all Lexington voters will get to decide in November whether or not to institute the new property tax.

The Parks Sustainable Funding ballot initiative proposes adding a new property tax of 2.25 cents for every $100 of taxable property, the revenue of which would go to a dedicated fund to use for parks improvement projects.

  • The 2018 Parks Master Plan identified approximately $100 million worth of projects in Lexington’s parks.

  • The City would continue to fund operating expenses such as staff salaries and programming through the City’s Budget using the General Fund.

The ballot initiative is being led by the the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, the Trust for Public Land, and Trees Lexington.

Council Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 25th at 6pm in Council Chambers. You can attend in-person or watch live on LexTV.

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