ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The results are in — Prop P passed by a wide margin in the city of St. Louis.

About 21 percent of registered voters turned out Tuesday and helped the proposition pass by a 60-40 margin. The half cent sales tax will fund, among other things, raises for police officers and firefighters. It’ll send money to the circuit attorney’s office. The money generated from the resulting use tax will be used for after school programs, anti violence campaigns, summer job programs, derelict building demolition and more.

“By passing Prop P we took a step toward making a safer St. Louis a reality,” said Mayor Lyda Krewson in a statement. “Because of your vote today, our women and men in uniform will get a much-deserved raise, making their salaries competitive with officers in the County, and making sure we can attract and retain the best officers.”

Elsewhere in the city, Ward 2 voters selected Lisa Middlebrook to represent them as alderwoman. Dionne Flowers resigned the seat to head the city’s Office of the Register.

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