Letter to the Editor: Vote Yes on Proposition P
Citizens for a Better St. Peters Chairperson Chris Winslow says passing Prop P is the right thing to do.
Proposition P will pay for stormwater projects across our city that have an estimated cost of nearly $120 million dollars and take care of our great parks and trails system.
We haven’t got a choice. We’ve got federal requirements we have to meet to stop flooding, pollution and erosion. All we have to do is look at the problems with MSD in St. Louis and St. Louis County to see what could happen if we don’t plan ahead to solve the stormwater issues. That’s just part of the challenge facing our city.
Most St. Peters residents live within one mile of a park or a trail. I can’t imagine living anywhere else with our wonderful quality of life. Our family appreciates all of these amenities including our St. Peters Rec-Plex.
I’ve compared the costs we pay in St. Peters with some of my friends and family in other St. Charles County municipalities. Our trash costs are lower. Our water and sewer costs are lower. Our city property taxes are lower. My friends don’t get the services we do. For example, in St. Charles, they only have trash pick-up once a week. We get it twice a week in St. Peters. This four-tenths of a cent sales tax also keeps our sales tax rate right about in the middle. We’re lower than most, and higher than some, but we’re definitely not the highest.
Proposition P only adds four cents to your bill when you buy something for $10 in St. Peters. Paying for the stormwater improvements and taking care of our parks and trails through Proposition P spreads the cost to non-residents. It’s a smart, St. Peters way to solve big, expensive problems.
Please vote yes on Prop P August 7.
Chairperson - Citizens for a Better St. Peters