ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – Proposition P passed in both St. Louis and St. Louis County. The 3/16 of a penny sales tax will generate more than $600 million dollars over its 20 year life. It will cost consumers about two cents every time they spend $10.
The tax passed overwhelmingly in the city, it was much closer in the county.
Money generated will go to three different entities. 30% will be used to make improvement to the Arch grounds. 30% will go to the Great Rivers Greenway. 40% will be used for parks in St. Louis City and County and in municipalities.
Susan Trautman is the executive director of Great Rivers Greenway. She said people will see their money being spent soon at the Arch, "MODoT is leading the way. The park over the highway will start this fall and the riverfront will start in January 2014. Tomorrow were going to get to work on the other projects the voters have told us they want so we`re going to make it happen we`ll be done by October 28th 2015."