St. Louis County Council
Gov. Nixon says the $3.5 billion package puts Missouri near the top of the list but VP George Roman wouldn’t say if that is true.
The public quarrel came as the council voted to not approve Dooley’s recent police board nominee, Bob Baer.
The council did not approve Bob Baer to the board, claiming his ties to the county executive raise flags.
The package not only supports statewide tax incentives approved Friday, totaling $1.7 billion, but also pledges another $1.8 billion.
The county council was set to perfect the budget bills at Tuesday night’s meeting but issues during negotiations have councilors putting on the brakes.
The measure would require all new road projects to consider adding a bike lane or sidewalks.
The first draft came out last week but council members, including Council Chair Kathleen Burkett, D-Overland, say so far, so good.
Dooley nominated businessman and former Republican gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence to the board when former chairman Gregory Sansone stepped down in August.
County Executive Charlie Dooley says the process is going slower than expected because of a new ordinance which requires background checks for nominees.
Method Insight, founded just last year, has withdrawn its name from the running for the contract to market for St. Louis County Parks.