State County Pact Could Keep Parks Open

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – For the hundreds of people who showed up at the St. Louis County Government Center,  to protest the possible closing of nearly two dozen parks, there’s encouraging news.

Governor Jay Nixon wants the state to play a role in keeping some of the parks open and he’s been in contact with County Executive Charlie Dooley.

Governor Nixon’s spokesman Scott Holste told KMOX News it would include state-county joint management. “Discussions have just started. There are a lot of details that need to be worked out, but this is designed to make the operations more efficient.” said Holste.

“Efficient, by using available state resources that are already near certain parks.” Holste added.   County Executive Dooley likes the idea and said he appreciates the governor’s willingness to work with the county.

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  • Ed Golterman

    Best thing Nixon could tell Dooley is ‘end the Zoo-Museum tax-$50 million that goes into the City, every year. Put it to work in St. Louis County, watch it grow and tax it. Take care of the County Parks. . .

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