6th Ward votes to decide projects funded by tax dollars

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) - It`s called participatory budgeting and it`s going on for the first time ever in St. Louis city.

The project consist of residents vote how to spend tax dollars allocated to their area.

The 6th ward is the first one in the city to try the program and voting started there Tuesday.

Each city ward gets about $250,000 a year for public works projects through the half cent sales tax. 6th ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia wants her constituents to decide how to spend their $100,000.

12 projects are up for consideration, the top three will be funded.