St. Louis City Public Parks Sales Tax Question (April 2013)

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A St. Louis City Public Parks Sales Tax question was approved on the April 2, 2013 election ballot in St. Louis City, which is in Missouri.

This measure authorized the City of St. Louis to impose an additional sales tax of 3/16ths (.1875%) sales tax in order to fund public park safety and improvements as outlined below in the text of the question.[1]

Election results

St. Louis City:

St. Louis City Prop P
Approveda Yes 16230 67.23%
These election results are from the St. Louis City Elections Office (dead link)

Text of measure

Text of the question:

For the purpose of increasing safety, security, and public accessibility for the Gateway Arch grounds and local, county and regional parks and trails for families and disabled and elderly visitors, and for providing expanded activities and improvements of such areas, shall the City of St. Louis join such other of the counties of St. Louis and St. Charles to impose a three-sixteenths of one cent sales tax in addition to the existing one-tenth of one cent sales tax applied to such purposes, with sixty percent of the revenues derived from the added tax allocated to the Metropolitan Park and Recreation District for Gateway Arch grounds and other regional park and trail improvements, and the remaining forty percent allocated to the City of St. Louis for park improvements as authorized by the Board of Aldermen of the City of St. Louis under Ordinance No. 69372 on the 18th day of January, 2013, with such tax not to include the sale of food and prescription drugs and to be subject to an independent annual public audit?



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  1. 1.0 1.1 St. Louis City April 2, 2013 Sample Ballot (dead link)
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.