BREAKING NEWS (as of 9:21 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5)

Crestwood voters reject tax-rate increase Prop 1

By BURKE WASSON

Crestwood voters convincingly rejected a proposed six-year, 35-cent tax-rate increase on real and personal property in the Aug. 5 election.

According to county records, 2,159 residents — 71.66 percent — voted “no” on Proposition 1 and 854 residents — 28.34 percent — voted “yes.”

The proposal was to provide $1.1 million annually to maintain city services until a planned redevelopment of the Crestwood Court mall is completed.

While city officials say that the mall redevelopment should be completed in four to six years, mall owners have yet to publicly reveal any plans for that redevelopment.

Read next week’s Call for complete coverage of Crestwood voters’ rejection of Prop 1 and city leaders’ response.