On Tuesday night the St. Louis County Council gave final approval to put a sales tax initiative on the April ballot that would fund improvements to the Arch grounds, trails and local parks.
About 60 percent of the 3/16-of-a-cent so called “Arch Tax” would go toward sprucing up the Arch grounds and regional trails, the rest would pay for improvements to local parks.
Councilman Mike O’Mara sponsored the measure and says he’s ready to campaign on its behalf.
A tax to generate funds to improve the Gateway Arch, as well regional parks and trails took a step forward in the St. Louis Board of Aldermen on Friday.
The so-called “Arch Tax” creates a 3/16th cent sales tax. If approved by voters in St. Louis City and County the tax would raise $120 million for the Arch grounds.
It would also raise about $600 million for city and county parks as well as the Great Rivers Greenway park and trail district.
The St. Louis County Council is moving forward with a plan to put a sales tax initiative on the April ballot that would improve county parks, trails and the Arch grounds.
Council Chairman Michael O’Mara introduced a bill at this afternoon's council meeting that would authorize the ballot initiative and says he plans to campaign on its behalf.
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