Below is an exerpt from Beth's editorial from this week.  The entire editorial may be found in this week's print copy of the Weston Chronicle or online here.

Beth McPherson, Editor

  Opinion and Local

Proposition D

As the mayor of Weston, I could not be prouder to support Prop D on the Novemberballot.  Prop D will allow Weston and Platte County to make seriously needed improvements in our roads and bridges by increasing the gas tax. We Missourians haven’t increased the gas tax in 22 years and the current rate of 17 cents per gallon is now only worth 7 cents due to inflation. Prop D will increase local funding for cities and counties by 66%, including bringing over $25,000 to repair our roads and bridges once it is fully implemented in four years. This is significant injection of new money for a community of our size. It will bring a total of over $1,000,000 to Platte County. Prop D funds are regularly audited and constitutionally designated so they can’t be spent on something else. I hope you will join me and vote yes for Proposition D for the future of Weston and Platte County.

Mayor Cliff Harvey Weston

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