ST. LOUIS, MO/March 19, 2017 (STLRealEstate.News) Like any city, St. Louis is home to healthy political opposition that sways back and forth between Republican and Democrat from time to time. At this point in time, the majority Republican control over the legislature has proposed two separate changes that some locals argue would affect the community fun and entertainment for members.
The first controversial proposal, to keep the minimum wage where it presently is, has left many upset over the refusal to change the minimum wage with inflation. Republicans argue that this way, more businesses will be encouraged to settle down in St. Louis and set up shop. Democrats argue though that is all fine and dandy, there won’t be any employees available to work for the businesses, and they’ll eventually fail.
The next controversial topic, a restriction on the funds raised for the St. Louis Zoo and other municipal museums, has many in outrage as they are cherished staples of the St. Louis region. A local resident this week argued that the St. Louis Forest Park attractions have been financed through gifts and real estate taxes on city and county residents and commercial entities. There is no need to mess with their funding and public access.
The result is quite the debate over landmark importance and other rumblings of what businesses should pay their employees. A group of individuals backing the Republicans want more revenue pouring into the city via business so that real estate value goes on. The people on the flip side want St. Louis to remain historically significant with educational landmarks that attract tourists through an entertainment funnel.
What say you about the debacle? Would you rather have the price tag attached to your property increase, or be known for a city that stayed true to its principles and arts funding? Stay tuned.