Amendment 1 is the every ten years renewal vote on Missouri’s Parks, Soils, and Water Sales Tax.
“Shall Missouri continue for 10 years the one-tenth of one percent sales/use tax that is used for soil and water conservation and for state parks and historic sites, and resubmit this tax to the voters for approval in 10 years?”
The Parks, Soils, and Water Tax was created by public vote in 1984 and renewed/amended by public vote in 1988, 1996, and 2006. It generates about $90 million every year for soil and water conservation projects and state parks. It passed by 70% statewide in the last vote.
The last renewal vote won 70% approval. This year’s renewal has a diverse coalition of supporters ranging from Missouri Farm Bureau to Missouri Coalition for the Environment.
7th Ward Independent Democrats had a ballot issues forum in which we were unable to secure anyone opposing the proposal. Here is the video of presentation by proponent speaker, Heather B. Navarro, from Missouri Coalition for the Environment.
A Yes Vote continues funding for important conservation programs and our beautiful state parks. A No Vote means a $90 million budget cut, gutting water and soil conservation efforts and our 88 state parks and historic sites. The choice is clear. Vote Yes on One.
— Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman