Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

St. Louis County Considers Ballot Measure to Aid Seniors

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

St. Louis County Considers Ballot Measure to Aid Seniors

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CLAYTON * St. Louis County voters likely will be asked to approve a slight property tax increase that would provide $11.7 million annually for senior citizens' programs.

A resolution to place the measure on the November ballot was introduced to the County Council on Tuesday night. County Executive Steve Stenger said he expects the council to approve the legislation next month.

Similar resolutions will soon be presented to the St. Louis Board of Aldermen and the St. Charles County Council, said Jamie Opsal, program manager for Seniors Count of Greater St. Louis.

The nonprofit organization Seniors Count is pursuing a regional approach through property tax increases to address transportation, medical, nutritional and other needs of adults 60 years and older.

If voters approve, the St. …

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