St. Louis Business Journal
Jacob Kern Feb 9, 2017, 2:52pm CST
The city of St. Louis petitioned the court — in effect suing the election board — after the Board of Aldermen earlier this month passed legislation concerning the two initiatives. The city had missed a Jan. 24 deadline to get the measures on the ballot, requiring it to go to court.
The city would ask residents whether to raise the sales tax 0.5 percent, generating some $20 million per year that could be used for public safety cameras, neighborhood development and a MetroLink expansion starter fund. Residents would separately be asked whether to use a corresponding rise in the local use tax, generating some $4 million annually, to help finance the construction of the soccer stadium, planned just west of Union Station.
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