St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley participated in Friday's annual Legislative Forum hosted by the West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce: "We all were simply unprepared."
"The parks are still here," were the first words shared by St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley at the annual Legislative Forum hosted Friday by the West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce at Forest Hills Country Club in Clarkson Valley, MO.
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"Charlie's not going to dig up the parks and move them," he assured the crowd of approximately 70 attendees. Patch reported many times about the ongoing struggle about how to finance St. Louis County parks.
Dooley chose to spend his alloted minutes outlining a healthy outlook of St. Louis County's budget and future.
"If St. Louis County isn't spending its dollars properly, then why are we the only county government in Missouri with a Triple AAA bond rating," he said.
"Somebody is doing something right."
Dooley said he believed St. Louis County is the core government for this region. But he noted that raises had not been given to county employees for the past four years.
"The future of St. Louis County is that it is still a great place to live, work and play. We just have to focus on our priorities while knowing there will be challenges," he said.
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