Arch Tax – Just Say NO!by local St. Louis County Republican Committeeman John Judd
The St. Louis County and St. Charles County Councils are in the process of placing the Arch Tax on your April 2, 2013 ballot. The St. Louis Board of Aldermen has already put it on the city ballot. I urge you to join with me in opposing it. It is a three-sixteenth of a cent sales tax.
If passed, 30% of the money will go to the entity called Great Rivers Greenway. 40% of the money is set to go to the St. Louis County Parks Department. 30% of the money is set to go to Arch grounds expansion.
It's been said it will generate $38 million a year.
You pay for the activities of the Great Rivers Greenway entity with an earmarked sales tax already. Do you want to pay another sales tax to fund the activities of Great Rivers Greenway?
You pay for County Parks on your real estate and personal property taxes. Do you want to pay another sales tax to fund the County Parks?
If you give the County more money what is to stop them from diverting it to TIF projects?
You pay for the Arch tourist attraction from your federal income taxes.
You pay when you visit the Arch. Now do you want to pay another sales tax to fund Arch grounds expansion?
The best news is that St. Louis County voters have veto power. If we vote it down in the county it doesn't go into effect.
Enough is enough.
Please vote on April 2 and get your family and friends out to vote.
Please vote "NO" on the Arch tax. Please spread the word. Thank you.
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