What do you love most about living in your Hometown?
• Beautiful parks and trails?
• Our safe neighborhoods and our awesome Police Department?
• Infrastructure and services like roads, the trash and recycling programs; safe, clean water?
• Plowed roads so you can get safely to work or wherever you need to go after a snowstorm?
All of these important services cost money. Money raised from Prop U would help St. Peters keep paying for them. St. Peters voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, April 5, and have the opportunity to vote on Prop U, which will help pay for these important local services including:
• Police and public safety (needs like new technologies and more officers to keep up with the growth of our City.
• Road projects
• Parks and trails
• Stormwater projects (streams and ponds)
What is Prop U?
Prop U would allow a use tax to be placed on items purchased from out-of-state retailers and vendors.
Shoppers pay sales tax or use tax — NEVER both.
How will Prop U work?
More than 110 Missouri cities and counties already have a use tax including the State of Missouri, St. Charles County, and cities like O’Fallon and Wentzville. A local use tax is collected instead of sales tax on out-of-state purchases.
Right now, online stores and out-of-state vendors don’t collect sales taxes that help support paying for our streets and infrastructure, or our Police Department, or parks, or any of our important St. Peters services.
When you order something online, the delivery truck uses St. Peters roads and streets, and St. Peters Police are the ones trying to catch thieves if they steal that package from your porch. The online store doesn’t collect any local sales tax for St. Peters to pay for any of these services. But, that online store does collect local sales taxes for the State of Missouri and St. Charles County. And, without Prop U—the local use tax proposed in St. Peters—out-of-state purchases won’t get charged the 2% City of St. Peters sales tax that is charged on purchases at local stores.
Shall the City of St. Peters impose a local use tax at the same rate as the total local sales tax rate, currently 2%, provided that if the local sales tax rate is reduced or raised by voter approval, the local use tax rate shall also be reduced or raised by the same action.
Citizens will have the opportunity to vote on Prop U on the April 5, 2022 ballot.