Most tax questions on ballots fail
By Tom Weber, KWMU
St. Louis, MO – Voters in a handful of local elections were not very giving on Tuesday.
They rejected five fire districts in St. Louis County who were asking for more money.
A sales tax question in Jennings did pass. But a sales tax question for a new recreation center in Lincoln County did not.
Keith Schildroth won a seat on the Florissant City Council over Jonathan Hart.
Voter turnout was light.
Metro-West Fire - Tax Levy
Yes 1,009; No 2,181
Mid-County Fire - Tax Levy
Yes 195; No 235
Pattonville-Bridgeton Fire - Prop S for capital improvements
Yes 526; No 510
Note: Prop S failed because it needed 2/3 majority
Spanish Lake Fire - Tax Levy
Yes 275; No 330
West Overland Fire - Tax Levy
Yes 138; No 198
City of Jennings - Sales Tax for parks
Yes 275; No 201
Lincoln County - Sales Tax for Rec. Center
Yes 740; No 2,495