A November tax levy that would fund numerous upgrades at St. Louis County Library branches is getting thousands of dollars in support from building companies.
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The committee Citizens for Our Library and Our Community supports the six-cent increase. In July, it reported receiving contributions totaling $50,100 from April 16 through June 30, a document filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission states.
The library system includes the in Manchester. A earlier this year recommends that the branch be replaced with a new 20,000-square-foot building, referencing inadequate and inconvenient parking, among other concerns. The upgrade would represent roughly 4,000 square feet in additional space.
Meanwhile, the committee spent more than $43,000, primarily on campaign and fundraising consultants. Clayton-based Sequel is the campaign consultant, while St. Louis-based Majority Strategies is the fundraising consultant.