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

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

This measure authorized the County of St. Louis to impose a 3/16ths of 1 percent (.1875%) sales tax in addition to the current 1/10th (0.1%) percent sales tax in order to fund the certain park and public area improvements, especially concerning safety.[1]

Election results

St. Louis County:

St. Louis County Prop. P
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 57,831 52.93%
No51,42447.07%
These election results are from the St. Louis County Elections Office

Text of measure

Text of the question:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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 St. Louis County join such other of St. Charles County and the City of St. Louis 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 revenue 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 St. Louis County for local and County park improvements as authorized by the County Council of St. Louis County under Ordinance No. 25,354 on the 16 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?

YES

NO[1]

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