St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger has recommended the St. Louis County Council appropriate funds from the unappropriated balance of the Health Fund to give county healthcare workers a three percent raise.
Communication from Stenger would recommend that the sum of $150,000 be appropriated to support a program for a 3 percent raise for employees assigned to and working in the Corrections Medicine Program of the Division of Health Services in the Department of Public Health.
This comes after weeks of public comment from various St. Louis County corrections medicine employees stating that they believe they were considered public safety employees that were deserving of Proposition P funds.
According to Stenger, the estimated balance for the Health Fund at the end of 2017 was approximately $12.7 million.
This recommendation will be brought to the St. Louis County Council during Tuesday’s weekly meeting.
Also on Tuesday, Councilmember Hazel Erby is expected to introduce a bill that would require the director of the county’s animal control division be a licensed veterinarian.
Erby’s legislation comes after several weeks of various public comment regarding the county’s animal control system.
Various speakers during the weekly County Council meetings stated that the conditions at the St. Louis County Pet Adoption Center were subpar, and that the center had staffing issues.