The Future of County Sales Tax Sharin...

The Future of County Sales Tax Sharing Remains in Jeopardy

There are 4 comments on the story from Mar 22, 2011, titled The Future of County Sales Tax Sharing Remains in Jeopardy. In it, reports that:

Mayor Robert Lowery said that the shopping patterns of St. Louis County would be forever changed if HB 534 passes.

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#1 Mar 22, 2011
Ah, the mayor of Fenton aka, Venice on the Meramec, wants to abolish the sales tax pool, now that it is the shopping Mecca of Jefferson County!

Perhaps he no longer wants to take flood relief money either. Maybe he wants to be able to pole his john boat down Venice on the Meramec's main steet singing Ah Solo Mia without interference from all those non-Venetians on the Meramec do good interlopers sand bagging.

Or maybe some no good non-Venetians on the Meramec stole the wheels off his trailer house. Or, maybe they brought in the termites that infest the stilts that hold his house up.

Maybe he wants to use the sales tax money to pay back all the non-Venetians on the Meramec for the money they spent to blast HWY 141 through Venice on the Meramec, and to put up those flood walls!

Maybe he's tired of waiting to tee off at Riversinside golf course!

What is up with the mayor of Venice on the Meramec?
sales tax

Fenton, MO

#2 Mar 24, 2011
This could impact everyone, not just Fenton.

Saint Louis, MO

#3 Mar 25, 2011
If we think TIFs are a problem now... just wait until municipalities are competing for the sales tax dollars!

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#4 Mar 25, 2011
questioning wrote:
If we think TIFs are a problem now... just wait until municipalities are competing for the sales tax dollars!
IMHO if the munis have to live off of their own sales taxes, many including FloMo will likely have to find supplemental forms of income, e.g., municipal property tax, and get more user taxes, e.g, charging more to pull building permits and occupancy permits, rental/occupancy inspections, home improvement inspections and reinspections, etc., and charging more for police support of festivals like Valley of Flowers--all of which may be necessary because of declining bricks and mortar retail sales.

Some cities are also implementing "nuisance" taxes against properties, which can result in a property lien if not paid, for too frequent police calls for domestic disturbance, fights, unruly kids and the like.

But I see more of a transition to property taxes.

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