(ST. LOUIS—October 3, 2019) City of St. Louis Comptroller Darlene Green applauds today’s approval of a $5 million supplemental appropriation for the violence prevention alternative program Cure Violence.
“Today’s vote at the Board of Estimate and Apportionment is a positive step forward for the City of St. Louis,” said Comptroller Green. “The ‘public health approach’ to violence reduction taken by Cure Violence works in concert with other efforts and is showing results in other cities. I applaud that we are appropriating funds for its implementation here for three years.”
Previously, on September 18 the Board of Estimate and Apportionment approved a fiscal year 2020 intradepartmental transfer of $1.5 million for violence prevention at the request of Comptroller Green.
Comptroller Darlene Green is the chief fiscal officer of the City of St. Louis and is charged with safeguarding the city’s credit rating and with protecting taxpayer dollars. She is the recipient of the 2019 Women in Public Finance Lifetime Achievement award. Visit www.stlouis-mo.gov/comptroller to learn more about the Office of the Comptroller.
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