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STL County Ends 2011 with Surplus After County Executive Said County in Desperate Financial Straits

May 24th, 2012 by Mark Truman · No Comments

Can we really be surprised by this development after this administration mailed real estate tax notices – a day after the 2010 election? St. Louis County government needs an enema. Check out the related story and make yourself more nauseated!

The Call:

Sixth District Councilman Steve Stenger, D-Affton, is outraged St. Louis County ended fiscal 2011 with a $2.4 million operating surplus after County Executive Charlie Dooley contended the county faced a financial crisis during 2011 and 2012.

“I think that elected officials are taxed with the responsibility of being honest to the taxpayers, and here we had a situation where the county was claiming a crisis, the county executive was claiming a crisis, claiming that we were going to have a $26 million deficit …,” Stenger said. “It turns out he was $28 million wrong. We had a $2 million surplus.” Dooley last November projected a budget deficit of $26 million for 2012, the same amount he had projected for fiscal 2011, according to Stenger. Read more…

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