As MLS Weighs St. Louis’ Bid, Board Of Aldermen Holds Off Expanding Port Authority

Organizers behind St. Louis’ MLS bid had wanted to expand the St. Louis Port Authority throughout the city. That would have allowed for a 1% tax to be assessed inside a proposed soccer stadium near Union Station.

But Alderwoman Marlene Davis’ legislation wasn’t considered on Monday, which is the last day of the Board of Aldermen’s session. Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed said that some of his colleagues weren’t completely comfortable with the legislation. Some had expressed concerns about whether the legislation would make it easier to use eminent domain.

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