City shouldn’t ignore traffic study as requirement for Bombers Rugby

Letters to the Editor


To the editor:

After rushing a lease with the the St. Louis Bombers Rugby Club, Sunset Hills Mayor Pat Fribis and the Board of Aldermen required a traffic study to ensure safety, a common sense response following resident outcry.

The rugby development plan failed the traffic study due to dangerous conditions on West Watson Road and the Gravois intersection.

The board’s solution? Eliminate the traffic study requirement that they unanimously supported.

Our city government continues to prioritize an outside entity over the safety and peaceful enjoyment of residents.

Enough is enough. Call and email the mayor and board and remind them that residents and safety should always come first.

John Stephens
Sunset Hills

Editor’s note: Stephens ran against Fribis for mayor in June. Read the latest on the rugby issue.