STEPHEN E KRAFT

Council member Ward 1

KraftStephenE@gmail.com
314-863-1136
KRAFT  U CITY COUNCIL
Working for a City that delivers first class city services

Preserving U City Values
      THE U CITY BUDGET HAS 3 SEPARATE FUNDS


The General fund has $23.5 million of revenue and almost an identical amount in
expenses.

The
Park Sales Tax fund has about $1.2 million in revenue

The
Capital Improvement Sales Tax fund has about $2.2 million in revenue

                       
  link to more budget information

PILOT PROGRAM IN UNIVERSITY CITY?
(Payment In Lieu Of Taxes)

The U-City Washington University Advisory Committee has assembled data on how much
revenue is lost to University City because of the university's tax exempt status.  

They have also collected data on PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) programs in other cities.

A more detailed report is forthcoming; however, some of the data is interesting.


1. While none of the Washington University campus is in University City, WUSTL
owns tax exempt property in University City valued at about $120 milli
on.

2. If this property was taxed, it would produce the following estimated revenue:
U City Library tax $60,000
U City Schools $1.2 million
U City sewer tax $16,000
City of U City $160,000 - $180,000
Business district taxes $80,000
Total  - about $1.5 million

3. PILOT programs in other cities generate 3% to 11% of the revenue that
would be received from fully taxable property.

4. Washington University currently pays about $125,000 per year in voluntary
payments or about 8.1% of the full tax amount.
           Links to fire related issues

  •    Data suggests that Brentwood, Clayton, Kirkwood and U City are able to provide fire/EMS
    service at lower cost to taxpayers compared to the fire districts.
  •    Fire department staffing
  •    News articles

     
        
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LINK

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