ST. LOUIS -- Following the election results of Proposition 1, City of St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay issued the following statement:
"Proposition 1 will help propel St. Louis forward and capitalize on our momentum by investing in the people and places of our City.
"Tuesday's vote shows that our residents support a holistic approach to urban revitalization and solutions to racial inequity, joblessness, crime and blight. Proposition 1 will allow St. Louis to expand its MetroLink to better connect residents with jobs, amenities, opportunities, healthcare, and educational facilities. Light rail's full economic development potential will be harnessed by a strategy that includes innovative approaches to neighborhood and workforce development, as well as investments in public safety and infrastructure.
"I am very proud to be your Mayor. I am even prouder to leave Lyda Krewson tremendous tools to continue the momentum of the City of St. Louis."
The bill establishing the request for voter approval of the Sales Tax outlines specific uses.
Mayor Slay also offered the following statement on Proposition 2:
"I first want to thank the SC STL
ownership group that formed a formidable front to entice a Major League Soccer
team to St. Louis.
They have been from the beginning very bullish on the strengths of our City and
committed to investing $255 million of their own money not only in a new
stadium and new team, but also in the people of St. Louis through a Community Benefits
Agreement. I share their disappointment;however, I hope that this is not the
end of conversations about how St.
Louis becomes a MLS