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 bill passed overwhelmingly with 24 in favor, 3 against and 1 “present” vote.