Mark Schlinkmann is a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Comptroller pushes again unsuccessfully to tap the services of an outside consultant to help with the jail shutdown.
Households approved for the program can get up to $3,500 to help meet rent and mortgage payments.
The police department's patrol division of roughly 600 officers will be the first group to wear the cameras by summer's end, officials said.
The board will hold another special meeting on Friday as it holds off its planned summer recess, which had been scheduled to begin at the end of last week.
The top city fiscal panel backs shutting the workhouse by Dec. 31. But final aldermanic action on that and an airport privatization bill is delayed.
A committee has endorsed a bill to put the issue, which was passed in 2012, before voters again next April.
Raises new questions as aldermen consider an alternate version of the idea.
The workhouse measure would require corrections officials to prepare a plan to close the Hall Street facility by Dec. 31.
A resolution that would have affected pending ballot measures was withdrawn late Thursday.
The board also passed bills putting the police department’s existing use-of-force rules into law.