On November 3, 2020, Creve Coeur citizens will vote on Proposition C, a parks and stormwater sales tax to provide funding for local parks and stormwater control in Creve Coeur. The ballot will read as follows:
Proposed language for Proposition C for the November 3 ballot:
Shall the City of Creve Coeur impose a sales tax of one-half of one percent for the purpose of providing funding for local parks and stormwater control for the City of Creve Coeur?
Yes _______ No _______
If approved by voters, revenue collected from the parks and stormwater sales tax will be used to improve and maintain local parks and stormwater infrastructure. The city’s Parks & Recreation Master Plan and Stormwater Master Plan provide recommendations for capital improvements and amenities over the next ten years.
Adopted in 2019, the Parks & Recreation Master Plan is a community-based plan that identifies needed improvements in city parks and includes recommendations for new amenities and renovations, trail system expansion and new recreation facilities for the next 10 years. The sales tax would provide funding to implement this plan.
The City has identified future priority projects within Creve Coeur where stormwater is causing flooding, erosion and infrastructure damage. These projects include improvements to eroding stream banks, improvements to existing stormwater infrastructure, and replacement of deteriorating culvert pipes below roads. With additional revenue, the City could fundamentally change its approach to stormwater management, shifting from reacting to emergencies to proactively planning needed improvements and maintenance.
Three citizen committees—the Parks & Historic Preservation, Stormwater, and Finance Committee—recommended placing this measure on the November ballot.
Join by phone: 1-646-876-9923 /// Webinar ID: 891-5350-9492
Upcoming Virtual Town
Halls for Proposition C
Citizens are encouraged to participate and learn more about Proposition C at the upcoming virtual Town Halls hosted by the Parks & Historic Preservation Committee and Stormwater Committee.
This information was prepared and paid for by the City of Creve Coeur, Mark Perkins City Administrator, 300 N. New Ballas Road, Creve Coeur MO 63141. This information is intended solely to educate and inform residents about a question that may be presented at the polls. It is not intended to advocate, support or oppose the passage or defeat of the measure. Each voter should vote for or against the question based on his or her own judgment.