CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (KSDK) - Chesterfield Mayor Bob Nation sent shock waves through the valley when he threatened to have his city take steps to secede St. Louis County and join St. Charles County.
He feels Chesterfield is getting a raw deal because it's turning over too much sales revenue to St. Louis County.
The city of Chesterfield is now considered an economic engine. Especially since the city has two new outlet malls. Nation says Chesterfield is projecting 14.5M in sales tax revenue. However, he says with the way the sales tax revenue is set up, the city will only keep 6.4M.
St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley says the idea of Chesterfield seceding from the county is unacceptable.
"I think it's a little bit over the top. I think Chesterfield is a part of St. Louis County. If we have some issues with St. Louis County we need to discuss them in an intelligent way. We're open to dialogue. We're willing to do that," he said.
We asked him about a possible redistribution of the sales tax revenue. He says the county is open to further discussions.