Parks

St. Louis County Council Parks Protest

Email Suggests Tax Increase or Park Closures in St. Louis County

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”

08/07/2012

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

St. Louis County Parks Dept. Could See More Layoffs

The St. Louis county parks department is projecting a $500,000 budget short fall next year.

07/25/2012

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley and councilmen Steve Stenger and Mike O'Mara during a council meeting on Tuesday, December 6th, 2011. (KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

Budget Time Poses Plenty Of Questions For St. Louis County

Last year brought infighting, layoffs, and attempt to close parks.

07/11/2012

KMOX/Brett Blume

Durbin Turns Up Heat Over Curfew for East St. Louis Nightclubs

“As long as these clubs are open all night it’s an invitation for more crime”

04/11/2012

Yogi & Jackie's Bar and Grill in East St. Louis (KMOX/Brett Blume)

East St. Louis Bar Could Lose License Over Fatal Shooting

Occurred after bar’s scheduled closing time.

04/10/2012

Forest Park Trail

$64 Million Bond Issue Signed for St. Louis Parks

About half of the proceeds, $30 million, will be used exclusively on Forest Park.

12/20/2011

KMOX/Kevin Killeen

Dooley Admits to Missteps in Dealing with Budget

Dooley admitted he made what he called clumsy mistakes, saying the recession is “new territory” for the county.

12/12/2011

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley and councilmen Steve Stenger and Mike O'Mara during a council meeting on Tuesday, December 6th, 2011. (KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

Parks Saved, Layoffs Remain in St. Louis County Budget Compromise

Instead of closing parks, County Executive Charlie Dooley said that 40 to 50 employees would lose their jobs.

12/07/2011

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Council Members Question County “Budget Crisis”

Stenger says budget problems aren’t as bad as County Executive claims.

11/22/2011

Playground at Faust Park (St. Louis Parks Department)

State Plan for St. Louis County Parks Hits Speedbump

Sen. Jim Lembke says Nixon proposal lacks funding.

11/18/2011

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