Education & Youth Matters Committee – May 13, 2020
The Education and Youth Matters Committee will meet to review and discuss the following:
Board Bill Number 8
Introduced by Alderwoman Shameem Clark Hubbard, Alderwoman Lisa Middlebrook, Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia, Alderman Jack Coatar, Alderman John Collins-Muhammad, Alderman Joseph Vaccaro, Alderwoman Pam Boyd
The reason for the Board Bill is to consent to the request of the City Mental Health Board and place before the voters of the City of St. Louis at the November 3, 2020 election a proposal to increase the tax rate for the community children’s services from the current 19 cents per hundred dollars of assessed valuation to 25 cents, which is the maximum authorized by state statute. Pursuant to Sec. 210.860 the community children’s services fund has been administered by the City Mental Health Board since it’s initial passage in 2004. The tax increase is desired due to the need to increase early childhood services programming for children aged five years and younger, services which cannot be provided from current funds. If approved by the voters, the tax would yield approximately $2.3 million dollars annually. Collapse
Event published: May 1, 2020 4:23 PM
Last updated: May 1, 2020 4:29 PM
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