With passing of Prop P, what happens next? - KMOV.com

With passing of Prop P, what happens next?

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St. Louis City voters passed Prop P Tuesday night, so now what?

Mayor Lyda Krewson said the approved bump in pay for city officers and firefighters won’t take place until mid-2018, because the sales tax won’t go in effect until April 1 of next year.

“More importantly our police and firefighters are going to get a $6,000 raise and have funds for recreation programs for kids, summer jobs and after school jobs,” Krewson said.

Who supported the measure and who didn’t want it to pass?

The strongest support came from the outlying wards near the county line.

This included more than 80 percent support in the St. Louis Hills Neighborhood.

Nearly 70 percent voted ‘yes’ in the Holly Hills, Bevo Mills, Lidenwood Park and the Central West End neighborhoods.

The biggest opposition came from a pocket in South City.

The Shaw, Tower Grove East, Tower Grove South, Benton Park and Dutchtown Neighborhoods.

Krewson added that even though the raise isn’t happening immediately it is a sure thing and she believes that will help the city to stay competitive and recruit quality officers.

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