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NCJ Number: 67069 Find in a Library
Title: ST LOUIS COUNTY (MO) - COUNTY-WIDE FINANCING OF THE RECURRING CHARGES FOR A 911 EMERGENCY CALL SYSTEM SOME ALTERNATIVE METHODS
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Government Research Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 41
Sponsoring Agency: Government Research Institute
St Louis, MI 63101
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT ON THE 911 EMERGENCY CALL SYSTEM NOW BEING DEVELOPED FOR ST. LOUIS CITY AND COUNTY DISCUSSES ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF FINANCING.
Abstract: COUNTYWIDE FINANCING FOR THE SYSTEM'S RECURRING CHARGES INVOLVES PAYMENT OF THE 911 CHARGES BY THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT WITHOUT REQUIRING PAYMENTS FROM OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS WITHIN THE COUNTY. MAJOR FACTORS FOR AND AGAINST COUNTYWIDE FINANCING ARE DISCUSSED, SOME SOLUTIONS ARE OFFERED. FOUR ALTERNATIVE METHODS FOR COUNTYWIDE FINANCING ARE PRESENTED (1) USING AVAILABLE REVENUES FROM THE GENERAL FUND WITHOUT A TAX INCREASE, (2) RAISING THE COUNTY'S PROPERTY TAX LEVY TO COVER THE COSTS, (3) USING FEDERAL REVENUE SHARING MONEY, OR (4) LEVYING A TELEPHONE SERVICE CHARGE. ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES ARE PRESENTED FOR EACH ALTERNATIVE, AND IN THE CASE OF THE TELEPHONE SERVICE CHARGE, THE BACKGROUND AND CURRENT STATUS OF THE 911 CALIFORNIA SURCHARGE ARE DISCUSSED AND PROPOSED LEGISLATION REVIEWED. SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY PROCEDURES ARE SUMMARIZED, TO DETERMINE THE RECURRING CHARGES IN THE FIRST YEAR OF 911 OPERATION AND IN SUBSEQUENT YEARS. ALSO SUMMARIZED ARE THE ROLE OF THE MISSOURI PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION IN THE CHARGE-FIXING PROCESS AND STEPS THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT MIGHT TAKE TO VERIFY OR QUESTION PROPOSED CHARGES. TABULAR DATA ARE INCLUDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--AOP)
Index Term(s): Economic planning; Financial management; Local government; Missouri; Nine-one-one (911) emergency telephone number
Note: FIFTH IN A SERIES OF REPORTS PREPARED FOR THE ST LOUIS COUNTY (MO) GOVERNMENT AND THE ST LOUIS COUNTY (MO) MUNICIPAL LEAGUE
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