Enabling Legislation (for the ballot): Board Bill 226
Companion Legislation Financing Statement (not on ballot): Board Bill 290
Prop 2 is a Use Tax* to be dedicated to building a soccer stadium.
Say NO to spending the Use Tax on corporate welfare instead of public services.
Say NO to a deal that we don’t know how much it will actually cost. There is NO agreement between City and MoDOT for free or cheap land for the project.
Say NO to a deal heavily promoted via its companion Finance Statement (Board Bill 290) — which may be amended by Board of Aldermen. What you see in the campaign literature may not be what you get.
Say NO to the City owning a third stadium we cannot afford. Bills are coming due on The Dome and Scottrade and the City faces a $20M budget deficit on public services.
Say NO to pie in the sky economic benefit projections.
Say NO to a Community Betterment Agreement did not involve community input.
Say NO to a major project without regional shared responsibility.
*Prop 2 Use Tax is connected to Prop 1 Sales Tax. When sales tax increases, then Business Use Tax increases by same percentage. The Business Use Tax applies to City businesses that buy goods outside Missouri. It currently generates $30M used for public health, affordable housing, and public safety. The Prop 2 Use Tax would generate about $4M a year. If Prop 2 Fails and Prop 1 passes, the City would spend the additional funds as needs/wants dictate. If Prop 1 Fails, Prop 2 also fails regardless of the vote.
— Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman