What Would You Cut From The Saint Louis County Budget?
Last week, Show-Me Institute Policy Analyst David Stokes wrote at length about the Saint Louis County proposal to close its parks; the County would shut down operation of 23 of its 50 parks to help close what the county executive says will be a $10 million budget shortfall in 2012. If you’re unfamiliar with the story, David’s post is a must-read.
Given the continued furor surrounding the park-closure idea, it is probably worthwhile for Saint Louis County residents to see the proposed budget for themselves. I have embedded it below for review. The 300-plus-page document is searchable, and I’ve queued it to the budget summary (listed as page 10 in the County document).
(We’ve also added the County’s recommended budget to our Show-Me Sunshine library of documents.)
If County residents don’t like the idea of cutting parks, there’s always the option of simply cutting other expenditures. Which budget items would you trim?