St. Louis County Executive explains where $18 million of Prop P money is

"There will be some misunderstandings of what's happening and there will be some misrepresentations of what's happening."

Maria Keena
January 28, 2020 - 10:05 am
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - County Executive Sam Page is explaining where some Proposition P funds in St. Louis County have gone.

Page tells KMOX, $18 million is in reserve.

Related: Councilman questions how Proposition P money is being spent in St. Louis County

When asked about voter concerns that Prop P money may not be going to what it was designed for:

"Well, we all know that 2020 is an election year from the top of the ticket, all the way down to county politics and there will be some misunderstandings of what's happening and there will be some misrepresentations of what's happening," Page says. "The conversation we're having is moving forward, balancing revenues of Prop P sales tax and moving into 2020 we're going to try to rebalance revenues and expenditures."

Last week KMOX, told you how County Councilman Tim Fitch wanted answers about the Prop P fund being depleted or over-budgeted. 

Page says the council approved raises for Family Court employees, which was contrary to his budget.

"Because the last week of December, there was an appropriation that put us slightly off balance," Page says. "So moving forward we're going to change some things in our budget for 2020." 

Voters approved Proposition P back in 2017 to pay for police raises, body cameras and public safety needs.

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