Newly passed 'Arch Tax' falls under scrutiny by proposition opposition

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on April 3, 2013 at 10:48 PM

(KMOV) -- St. Louis residents opposing the newly passed 'Arch Tax' are questioning the proposition wording following the April elections.

The group  'Vote No on Prop P' has several issues with the tax hike, one being the allocation of local money for federal land improvements such as the Arch grounds.

They say St. Louis residents already pay taxes for that. The group claims it was poor timing for another tax hike when there are more pressing issues.

A spokesperson for the group, Jennifer Bird told News 4,  "I think they should tackle it with private funds just like Forest Park Forever did. That's a great model to follow, go the way they did with the Statue of liberty that was paid for with private funds.  We're broke!"

Susan Traitmann with the Green River Greenway says "this particular group of projects is going to improve the economy, provide thousands of jobs and the beneifts really outweigh the criticism."

 

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