Failed bond issue muddles St. Louis plan to keep spy agency

Photo courtesy of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Photo courtesy of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

St. Louis voters’ rejection Tuesday of a $180 million bond issue could create new challenges for the city’s effort to keep the new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency facility inside its borders.

Officials said they would find other ways to fund $15 million worth of infrastructure improvements to the north St. Louis neighborhood targeted as the site of the NGA’s $1 billion new home. The federal mapping and intelligence outfit, which currently has a complex south of downtown, employs about 3,100 people in the area.

The failed bond issue, which would have required two-thirds approval for passage, also earmarked money for uses including purchasing firetrucks and demolishing buildings.

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