City officials missed the deadline to begin taxing recreational marijuana sales this fall, leaving hundreds of thousands of dollars on the table.
The city was supposed to start charging a 3% levy in October. But until about a week ago, no one had filed paperwork with the state to turn on the spigot. And now, per state regulations, city officials will have to wait until January.
Early estimates suggest the city could lose between $480,000 and $600,000 to the mistake.
The Powers That Would Be want to spread this competence to the entirety of St. Louis County.
Unfortunately, I think this sort of competence is percolating up through all levels of government these days. And society.