Pay more and get considerably less… One of the biggest problems is that we spend more than $2-billion dollars annually on services. Other metro areas are much less. We were paying up to $750-million dollars more per year for similar municipal services
Pay more and get considerably less…
“One of the biggest problems is that we spend more than $2-billion dollars annually on services. Other metro areas are much less. “We were paying up to $750-million dollars more per year for similar municipal services. The study we released today shows that the spending has increased by $120-million dollars in just 3 years. That’s the result of a hundred tax increases we’ve spent in the St. Louis region in the last 5 years alone.””
$750-million dollars more. Per year.
They break the bank for developers and stadium deals, then pinch pennies when it comes to education, social services, public transportation, crime prevention, blighted neighborhoods, community programs & resources… they don’t even require developers pay a living wage. Entire communities are being neglected, constantly told there is no money. Last week Lyda Krewson said there was no money in the budget to pay for witness protection.
This is gross malfeasance, ineptness and incompetence by elected officials. These people are ill-equipped to fix the problems plaguing the region, many of which are of their own doing.
Study says St. Louis area spends twice as much on services than other metro areas
ST. LOUIS – A new report released Monday by the group, Better Together, had some sobering statistics that should make everyone in the region take notice. Their study found that St. Louis area municipalities spend nearly twice as much as other metro areas for basic services on an annual basis. City l…