Late today, I received this form that the Board of Elections has drafted for voters to remove their names from the petition that allegedly would fund police body cameras. You need to have your signature notarized and the affidavit has to be delivered to the Board of Elections, 300 N Tucker, St. Louis MO 63101. If you have questions about removing your name, please call Election Director Gary Stoff 314-622-4239.
You need to hurry because Mr. Stoff says the petitions may be delivered to Board of Aldermen on Thursday, this Thursday, August 18th.
I am also urging you to contact State Senator Jamilah Nasheed, a sponsor of this proposal, and ask her to stop the ballot initiative. As you can see from this story, she is an important player on this issue.
Make Saint Louis Safe is the campaign committee name. It filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission today and the filing says this would be on the November 8th Ballot. Rex Sinquefield has transferred $25,000 from one of this others PACs to the new organization. Lots more to follow.
It’s important to note that none of Sinquefield’s organizaitons, Senator Nasheed, or the consultants working for this proposal has produced evidence of where the alleged $1 Million in savings by moving the Recorder of Deeds services to Assessor’s office comes from. There is a constitutional provision that says if the Recorder’s office is merged with another office, the employees don’t lose their jobs.
So the cost savings comes from where?
-Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman