October 2004 Amendment 3 on November 2, 2004 Ballot
The following position was voted upon and passed with 37 for, 3 against and 4 abstentions.
Amendment 3 was addressed as part of a year long Poverty Initiative in the St. Louis community.The Jewish community is concerned about the well being of all St. Louis residents, particularly those most vulnerable.
This Amendment modifies the current distribution of the state’s motor vehicle sales tax collections by diverting the majority of these funds (currently going to General Revenue) to a new State Road Bond Fund to repair roads and bridges.
The Council voted to oppose Amendment 3. The measure would divert millions of dollars away from funding such critical needs as education and healthcare, thus hurting thousands of Missouri’s citizens.Understanding that our infrastructures do need attention, we should address this concern through legislative appropriations, not a Constitutional Amendment.