Area needs to incorporate ASAP to fend off city-county merger plan


Letter to the Editor

To the editor:

In response to a city-county merger, consider Houston, Texas, the largest city in square miles in the U.S. Why? Because that city annexes unincorporated municipalities and subdivision communities, in Harris and surrounding counties.

Planned communities, like Clear Lake City and Kingwood, developed for NASA and Exxon primarily, never planned on being in the Houston city limits.

Instead of municipal and county police, Houston is patrolled by city police and Harris County sheriff’s deputies.

My advice to Mehlville and Oakville is to incorporate yourselves, ASAP. You’ll have a better chance together with Chesterfield, et. al. of staying out of St. Louis altogether.

Teresa Moore