Sales tax plan likely dead in St. Charles County

Thursday, January 10, 2013 | 9:48 a.m. CST

ST. CHARLES — It looks like a sales tax increase to improve the grounds of the Gateway Arch is doomed in St. Charles County.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that a majority of St. Charles County Council members said Wednesday they will not likely put the issue on the April 2 ballot. St. Louis city and county are expected to put the issue to voters in that same election.

Republican St. Charles County Councilman John White says a major concern is the estimated cost of the election, up to $175,000.

Regional supporters of the plan are disappointed but say they'll move forward, though without St. Charles County, 20 percent less money would be generated.

The money is aimed at improving not only the Arch grounds but other parks in the region.

Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.