Struggle Continues Over who Expends CARES Act Money in St. Louis County

The struggle regarding who takes over the expenditure of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act money is still on.

St. Louis County Council signed a bill Tuesday night with a vote of 6-1, approving its control over the CARES fund as against County Executive Sam Page who initially holds the power.

The money totalled in excess of $170 million in COVID-19 relief fund.

A research into the county’s budget tracker revealed that $94 million is left of the money. However, another total of about $89 million has already been allocated but checks have not yet been issued, officials in page’s management elucidated.

Having been passed Tuesday night, the measure now awaits County Executive’s signature.

Still, there is a likelihood that Page vetoes the measure.