Mayor of Chesterfield claims Prop P is "unjustifiable" - KMOV.com

Mayor of Chesterfield claims Prop P is "unjustifiable"

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The mayor said the sales tax would not be fair based on how the money is split up. (Credit: KMOV) The mayor said the sales tax would not be fair based on how the money is split up. (Credit: KMOV)
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

The city of Chesterfield is taking a stance against Prop P in St. Louis County.

On April 4, people will vote on a half-cent sales tax that would generate $80 million to put more officers on the streets.

On Monday night, the city informed the public why the sales tax would hurt their town.

They said it would drive up their sales tax by 10% due to special taxing districts.

“We are extremely supportive and respectful of law enforcement here in Chesterfield, as well as the surrounding county and all the municipalities all over the country,” Mayor of Chesterfield, Bob Nation, said. “But the magnitude of this sales tax increase is just unjustifiable.”

The mayor said the sales tax would not be fair based on how the money is split up.

The malls in Chesterfield would generate $5 million a year under Prop P, but Chesterfield would only get $2 million of that revenue.

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