Here’s an attempt to right size my expectations on MLS soccer and the potential impact on tourism compared to other sports. Also, a plea for NO MORE SURFACE PARKING LOTS in my city!
Nobody likes paying taxes, but when it comes to St. Louis taxes, you gotta pitch in. We’re dying here, folks. Less people and business to pay the bills means skyrocketing taxes for homeowners. A bitter pill, but one worthy of some contemplation. Tax breaks aren’t the evil some portray them as. We’re on a constant cycle of abatement and paying the full price.
Here are some initial thoughts on the merger proposal after reading through the Better Together report. Can’t wait to listen to the people who will vote for and against this and learn more in the coming weeks and months. This is the set up to a three-part post with my perspective as someone who has lived the St. Louis way for 20+ years, I’ll follow with a second post highlighting the positives of the proposal and finally the negatives that need improvement and fixing before it comes to the electorate.