Ballot issue campaign committees supporting or opposing ballot issues in the August 7th Election were required to be filed with Missouri Ethics Commission by July 8th. No such ballot issue campaign committees were filed to support or oppose Proposition 1.
As of July 15, there is no website associated with opposing Proposition 1 or information to be found on the internet opposing Proposition 1. Should you find any, please share it with us.
For the purposes of providing Pro-Con information to members of 7th Ward Independent Democrats prior to endorsement vote and the general public, we are playing devil’s advocate here with some opposing views on Proposition 1.
- The City Capital Committee failed to obtain input on Proposition 1 from the Citizens Advisory Committee for Capital Expenditures as required by City ordinance.
- Proposition 1 is sold as a No Tax Increase bond issue. It’s also a No Tax Decrease proposal. If voters quit approving GO Bond issues, adding projects to be funded, then the tax levy will be lowered.
- Proposition 1 funding is putting a band-aid on the large bleeding wound- not enough revenue to meet the City’s capital and operating expenditures. We cannot GO Bond our way out of this mess. We cannot sales tax our way out of this mess. We need bold leadership to pursue new sources of revenue, re-prioritizing what is important, and long term planning.
- Is Rex Sinquefield Funding Prop 1 GO Bond Issue?