Tuesday, June 15, 2021

August 3, 2021 Special Election

Surprise folks, we've got another election happening in 2021. The Community College District of St. Louis, (and St. Louis County Missouri) Special Election has been scheduled for August 3, 2021. 

The only issue on your STL City August 3, 2021 ballot will be Prop R - an increase in the operating tax levy by $0.08 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation. The STLCC website estimates this investment to be approximately a $1.90/mo increase for a homeowner with a $150,000 home. This is the first request in nearly 40 years for a tax increase - the last time was 1984.

You can read the full press release by STLCC here about how they plan to use the additional operating budget, should it be approved by voters on August 3. 

Find FAQ's and more detail from STLCC on Prop R here

Watch the video from our Voter Info Night here.

YES on Prop R has been endorsed by Missouri Jobs with Justice and the St. Louis Labor Council.

Here are some highlights from STLCC:
• Provide real-world learning environments where the technology in the classroom matches the tools students need in the workplace.

• Focus on providing educational programs and services to the underserved and minority communities of the St. Louis region.

• Repurpose underutilized space to meet the needs of today’s students (many of the College’s facilities were built more than 50 years ago) and create new and functional spaces.

• Keep tuition low and affordable for students, as well as minimize student debt. At $116.50 per credit hour, the College strives to keep education affordable for unemployed or underemployed workers needing training and retraining for the high-wage careers of today.

According to their website, STLCC has this to say about their Economic Impact in the STL region: 

The Saint Louis Community College is the largest higher educational institution in the region, STLCC has served more than 1.2 million students. Over 50% of households in the St. Louis area are represented in our former and current student body.

Polls will be open 6am - 7pm on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. Need to know about finding your polling location or have questions about absentee voting? Check out details on the St. Louis City Board of Election website here. Remember to get out and VOTE!

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