The following is a statement from Mayor Tishaura O. Jones on the passage of today’s GO Bond in today’s Citywide special election:
“By passing today’s General Obligation bond initiative, St. Louisans emphasized their commitment to the long-term fiscal health of our city. These bonds will give us the resources we need - without a tax increase - to fund infrastructure improvements and deliver city services long after federal American Rescue Plan funds are spent by 2026.
“I was proud to support this initiative, and I appreciate Comptroller Darlene Green, bill sponsor Ald. Marlene Davis, and the Board of Aldermen for their work to get this important issue on the ballot. From labor to business, from North City to South, communities across St. Louis came together to support Prop 1; this is what caring for our city looks like."