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STL Mayor Stokes City/County Merger Talk | Missouri Political News Service

STL Mayor Stokes City/County Merger Talk

November 29th, 2011 by mopns · No Comments

“If it takes the City of St. Louis reentering St. Louis County to make us globally competitve….that’s what I’m all About.”Charlie Dooley

Here we go again!


Publicly, privately, and at every opportunity, I am a supporter of undoing the Great Divorce of 1876 that separated the City of St. Louis from St. Louis county. Given the Gordian knot of municipalities and other political subdivisions that make up the county, I have proposed the relatively simpler project of the City of St. Louis shedding its status as a separate county and re-entering St. Louis county as a municipality.

So, for the past year or so, I have focused attention on rationalizing economic development efforts in St. Louis. Currently, the city and county have separate economic development agencies, each with its own board of directors and professional staffs. Read more…





Tags: Mayor Frances Slay · St. Louis · STL County Executive Charlie Dooley

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