Statement from Mary Jane Judy, President, Committee for County Progress
“This week, the Committee for County Progress (CCP), Jackson County’s largest Democratic political organization, endorsed Proposition A. Prop A, also known as the Local Control Initiative, will appear on the November 6 ballot.
“Proposition A allows the City of St. Louis to regain local control of its police department. In 2010, on a nonbinding referendum, nearly 70% of St. Louis voters voted in favor of local control.
“The CCP understands the importance of local control. Through the passage of the Home Rule Charter decades ago, Jackson County obtained local control from the State for its county government. We support Prop A, which allows the citizens of St. Louis to have the freedom of self-government to make critical decisions regarding law enforcement.”