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Mayor Quinton Lucas says he'll vote to extend stadium sales tax

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas expects to vote 'yes' when he weighs in on Jackson County's 3/8th-cent sales tax extension April 2. But, with many unanswered questions about how the Royals downtown ballpark would affect businesses and the community, the mayor wants answers soon.

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas says he plans to vote to extend a 3/8-cent sales tax when Jackson County residents head to the polls on April 2. The money raised would help fund renovations to Arrowhead Stadium and a new downtown ballpark for the Royals, but Lucas still has questions about the project.

"It would mean a lot for my 'yes' vote — it would make it stronger — if, at the very least, we have pledges to Crossroads businesses, we have an understanding of what the footprint is," Lucas told KCUR. "And, frankly, I think that we just (need to) get some of those answers as soon as possible."

Up To Date's Steve Kraske sat down with Lucas to discuss his concerns about the Royals stadium proposal.

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