County budget

Morning round-up
9:24 am
Mon November 21, 2011

Morning headlines: Monday, November 21, 2011

2012 Proposed St. Louis County Park Closures, explore full map via the link in the story below.
(via St. Louis County website)

Committee to meet today to review St. Louis County's controversial proposed budget

County Executive Charlie Dooley wants to cut $10 million in spending in part by closing 23 parks and laying off 175 employees. During a public hearing last week on the budget the council chambers was filled with residents, mostly opposed to closing parks. Several of the council members, including Mike O'Mara, the chairman of the special budget committee, suggested the cuts can be avoided.

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