GOP official wonders why Stenger isn’t backing county site for NGA

To the editor:

I was shocked, but shouldn’t have been, to read in the Call that County Executive Steve Stenger expressed “unconditional support” to the bid to keep the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, or NGA, headquarters in the city of St. Louis.

Why isn’t he behind one of the proposed sites in St. Louis County — the 101 square acres surrounding the MetLife Building at 13045 Tesson Ferry Road or the 167-square-acre former Chrysler plant site in Fenton?

Our St. Louis County residents need more jobs, and the county certainly needs more revenue. Stenger was elected to represent us, not the city of St. Louis.

It looks like this is another step in the city-county merger. I guess Stenger has completed his “analytical” approach to the city-county merger that he mentioned during his July 29 interview by KMOX’s Charlie Brennan. I would have expected actions like this of Charlie Dooley when he was county executive.

But we have a new county executive, and it appears nothing has changed. We still don’t have anyone working for us.

I’m asking St. Louis County residents to attend the NGA’s public feedback meeting from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the Crestwood Community Center in Whitecliff Park, 9245 Whitecliff Park Lane, and express your support for the new NGA headquarters to be built in St. Louis County.

Cloria Brown

Lemay

Editor’s note: Cloria Brown, a Republican, represents District 94 in the Missouri House.