St. Louis Co. Library Accused in Ethics Complaint

4 years 9 months 3 weeks ago Friday, October 26 2012 Oct 26, 2012 Friday, October 26, 2012 1:04:40 PM CDT October 26, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - The St. Louis County Library is facing a complaint with the Missouri Ethics Commission that it violated campaign laws by spending public money and using its staff to promote a tax increase referendum.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the complaint filed by Tom Sullivan of University City alleges that the library spent $175,000 for radio ads and brochures aimed at generating support from Proposition L on the Nov. 6 ballot.

Sullivan also says the library's website links to a campaign site that promotes the tax increase, a violation of campaign laws.

Library Director Charles Pace says the ads and brochures are strictly informational.

 

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