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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 04:13 PM
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Overflow crowd opposes proposed cuts to county parks
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An overflowing crowd packed the St. Louis County Council's chambers, and poured into the hall, to unleash a torrent of criticism Tuesday against St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooleys proposal to make steep cuts in the countys park system.

Hundreds showed up for the first public hearing of Dooley's proposed 2012 budget, prompting law enforcement officials to direct people to the few scattered empty seats.

The crowd was so immense that dozens of people had to watch the hearings outside the councils chambers on a small television.

Roughly 90 people signed up to speak out on the budget, primarily against Dooleys proposal to shut down 23 parks and lay off more than 130 park and recreation employees.

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The People are speaking out and at least in this case it appears that The People are a bit out of sorts....
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