Meeting being held for south St. Louis residents to decide on improvements

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on October 7, 2013 at 7:12 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 7 at 6:53 PM

(KMOV) – Residents living in south St. Louis will meet on Monday to decide how $100,000 will be spent in one area of the city.

One of five meetings will be held at the Koken Art Factory at 6:30 p.m. as residents in the city's 6th Ward will discuss a new initiative called participatory budgeting.

It’s a program that gives citizens the power to vote on where their tax dollards will go for city improvements. 

According to officials, each ward is alotted $250,000 for a yearly budget. That means a fifth of the budget over two years will be up to the citizens.

City officials said residents could start seeing the changes as soon as July, 2014.

Here is the information on the four other meetings being held:

Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 12 p.m.
Barr Branch Library
1701 S. Jefferson
Saint Louis, MO 63104

Monday, Oct. 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Stray Dog Theatre
2348 Tennessee Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63104

Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m.
United Methodist Church
2300 Lafayette Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63104 

Saturday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m.
Barr Branch Library
1701 S. Jefferson
Saint Louis, MO 63104 

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