Frequently Asked Questions

Would the County have to cover or pay for the City's debt if the City bankrupted?

Specifically: "If the City rejoins the County and the City subsequently goes bankrupt, who has to pay the City’s debts?"

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Who is responsible for the City's pensions when it joins the County?

Specifically: "If the City of St. Louis rejoins St. Louis County, who is responsible for the unfunded liability in the City employees’ pension systems?"

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Would any debt be transferred to the County when the City joins it?

Specifically: "Would any financial responsibility for any current City of St. Louis obligation (either debt or leasehold) automatically transfer from the City to the County if the City re‑entered the County as a municipality?"

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Would the City participate in the County's pool on sales taxes?

Specifically: "The City of St. Louis collects sales tax.  If the City rejoins the County, will the City participate in the County pool?  What will this look like?"

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