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 county—why 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.
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)
MORE LOCAL NEWS:
- What Do Campaigns Know About You? A lot.
- Hastert Wants Victim’s Suit Over Unpaid Hush Money Tossed
- OSHA: Heat Blamed in Landscaper’s Death in Poplar Bluff
- Monitor Chosen to Oversee Ferguson’s Police, Court Reforms
- Major Water Main Break in Clayton Floods Clayton Road
- Freight Train Derails in Maryland Heights