Would You Support Higher Taxes for Arch and Parks Improvements?
One item on your April 2013 ballot might be a plan to raise sales taxes across St. Louis to pay for improvements in area parks and at the Gateway Arch.
When the April 2013 election arrives, you might be asked to vote on a potential hike to sales taxes in the city of St. Louis and both St. Louis and St. Charles counties. Keep this in mind.
- 30 percent to expand the Gateway Arch grounds
- 30 percent to support the Great Rivers Greenway's trails system
- 40 percent for improvements at parks in St. Louis and St. Charles counties
The Missouri General Assembly approved the tax over the summer, but it still requires regional support across St. Louis, the Post-Dispatch reported. If lawmakers in St. Louis and both counties approve the issue, then it is expected to appear before voters during the April 2013 election.
Tell us: Would you support a sales tax rate increase to pay for improvements at the Gateway Arch and at local parks, and for new trails across the region? Why or why not?