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AFP-MO Urges Chesterfield Voters to Reject Prop U

Mar 15, 2023 by AFP

CHESTERFIELD, MO — Americans for Prosperity-MO is urging Chesterfield voters to reject the council-backed Proposition U on the April 4 municipal election ballot. The local use tax would require out-of-state vendors to remit the equivalent of the 1% sales tax to the city.

While the proposition was just rejected in the 2022 election, local politicians are ignoring the will of voters to prioritize cutting fiscal deals. Just a few days ago, reporting revealed city plans to spend $15,000 to “educate” voters on a proposition Chesterfield residents rejected less than a year ago.

“The Chesterfield City Council has shown a complete disregard for the will of the voters by once again putting this tax increase on the ballot less than a year after voters rejected the exact same proposition,” said AFP-MO Grassroots Engagement Director Camellia Peterson. “In addition to a healthy reserve fund, steady revenue, and fully funded services, Chesterfield is continuing to grow. The city council has not demonstrated a need for additional revenue and Prop U places an undue tax burden on residents who are already struggling to pay for gas and groceries under rising inflation. There is never a good time to raise taxes, but right now would be an insult to hardworking members of our community.”