The St. Louis County Council has a copy of the budget and will have its first opportunity to vote on it next Tuesday.
An email suggests that if voters deny tax increase, then Co. Exec Dooley is “in a better position to make drastic cuts in the parks”
The St. Louis county parks department is projecting a $500,000 budget short fall next year.
Last year brought infighting, layoffs, and attempt to close parks.
“As long as these clubs are open all night it’s an invitation for more crime”
Occurred after bar’s scheduled closing time.
About half of the proceeds, $30 million, will be used exclusively on Forest Park.
Dooley admitted he made what he called clumsy mistakes, saying the recession is “new territory” for the county.
Instead of closing parks, County Executive Charlie Dooley said that 40 to 50 employees would lose their jobs.
Stenger says budget problems aren’t as bad as County Executive claims.