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.
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 Clayton. 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.
Contributors to the tax-levy committee included Chesterfield-based ($5,000), St. Louis-based Tesson Roofing & Exteriors ($5,000) and Rock Island, IL-based engineering consultants KJWW ($5,000).
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.