Labor-endorsed propositions on the April 5 ballot

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The St. Louis Labor Council endorses voting YES on the following propositions.

ST. LOUIS CITY
PROP 1 – Proposes issuing $50 million in general obligation bonds for capital improvement projects, such as public safety facilities, correctional facilities, pedestrian and bicycle transportation facilities, streets, buildings, and bridges, neighborhood recreation centers, and fire houses.

ST. LOUIS COUNTY
PROP C – Levels the playing field for Missouri small businesses by ensuring out-of-state online sales are taxed at the same rate as sales in brick-and-mortar stores.

CITY OF FLORISSANT
PROP A – Proposes issuing  $9 million in general obligation bonds for construction of aquatic centers, with the issuance of a 20-year tax levy to pay off the bonds.

PROP U – A proposal to impose a local use tax at the same rate as the total local sales tax rate, provides that if the local sales tax rate is reduced or raised by voters, the local use tax rate will be reduced or raised by the same action.

CITY OF LAKE ST. LOUIS
PROP P – A proposal to continue the current half-cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax that has been in place since 2013. Revenue from this half-cent sales tax provides funding for capital improvements to city streets and parks

ST. CHARLES COUNTY
PROP R – Creates a redistricting commission for drawing ward boundaries; requires a public vote before a proposed change to voting methods can be adopted; and requires alderpersons to declare personal or financial conflicts of interest and abstain from voting when there are conflicts of interest.

FORT ZUMWALT SCHOOL DISTRICT
PROP 4 – A no-tax-increase $125-million bond issue for district maintenance, upgrades and additions for Fort Zumwalt School District’s 27 schools and five support facilities. The proposition would extend district’s current debt repayment schedule by four years.

JEFFERSON COUNTY
PROP P – A sales tax of three-eighths of one percent (3/8ths of 1%) to provide funding for local parks and recreation.

ROCKWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT
PROP P – Establishes a no-tax-increase funding source for district maintenance and improvement projects by increasing the district’s operating tax levy by 54 cents and reducing the district’s debt service levy by the same amount.

WINDSOR SCHOOL DISTRICT
Proposition Windsor – A no-tax-increase $20 million bond issue to fund improvements across the district.

ROCK TOWNSHIP AMBULANCE DISTRICT
PROP SAFETY – $17 Million

PROP SAFETY – $21 Million



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