New Brentwood tax fails in low-turnout election

Turnout and unofficial results for the November 7, 2017 Special Election have been posted on the St. Louis County website; a local use tax on the ballot in Brentwood was defeated by 17 points.

The ‘no’ votes beat the ‘yes’ for Proposition 1 by 312 to 218.

The issue would have authorized Brentwood to levy a 1.5 percent use tax on purchases from out-of-state vendors who are exempt from local sales tax. It would also have applied to internet purchases over $2,000 per year by individuals when self-reported on their state income tax returns.

Unofficial results (uncertified) have been posted on the St. Louis County website. Turnout was low — under ten percent in all precincts.

  • Brentwood City Hall — 110 voters out of 1,956 registered voters — 5.6%
  • Brentwood Forest Clubhouse — 105 out of 1,241 — 8.46%
  • Brentwood Recreation Center — 239 out of 2,397 — 9.9%

 

 

 

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