Proposition P wording causes some confusion

5:54 PM, Apr 2, 2013   |    comments
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By Tracy Clemons

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - It's Election Day and we've gotten several calls from voters confused about one of the biggest issues on the ballot in the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County.

Proposition P would pay for improvements to the Arch grounds, city and county parks, and add hiking trails.

Some voters called us confused when they saw St. Charles County was also included in the wording on the ballot. The county chose not to participate in the sales tax.

We asked one election official if the wording means St. Charles could still get some of the money raised if Prop P passes.

"They will not be [included in the money]. St. Louis city, of course with the Arch being located in St. Louis city, will be part of that," said St. Louis County Director of Elections Rita Heard Days. "And of course St. Louis County, we have a park system here and they will also receive some of the revenue. But St. Charles will not."

Because of the wording, St. Charles County does have the option to put the sales tax on its ballot in the future.


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