Chesterfield Considers Seceding from St. Louis County

Allison Blood (@AllisonBlood)

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (KMOX) – Frustrated with the sales tax distribution system in St. Louis County, Chesterfield’s Mayor Bob Nation says the municipality might as well secede.

Nation previously said that Chesterfield is giving more than it is receiving. In result, he feels that the municipality should secede to St. Charles.

County Executive Charlie Dooley says that the threat is a bit over the top and is calling a bluff. He says that Chesterfield is not leaving St. Louis County and says they should talk about something that they can agree on.

“I don’t believe Chesterfield will secede from St. Louis County,” Dooley says. “It’s a great countywhy would you secede? I think he had some frustrations with the one cent county-wide sales tax. Let’s sit down, discuss it, debate it and let’s move forward.”

He says he doesn’t take the threat seriously, comparing Chesterfield to Texas. The state has threatened to secede from the Union before and it’s still here, he says.

Dooley says he is willing to talk to Nations, but the continuous threats are counterproductive.

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