Letter to the Editor
To the editor:
The latest version of Better Together now comes as a change to the Section 8 restrictions. Remember that the old version was to let the state put a burden on St. Louis. Now the new one will put a burden on the 6th District of St. Louis County.
The new idea restricts the homeowner from asking anything about lawful source of income. That will be against the law. If I go to buy a car, the final question would be “How are you going to pay for this?”
This bill is both unlawful, as it discriminates against one area of St. Louis County — unincorporated land — and is immoral because it makes an effort to move folks that are suffering from poor low-income housing in North County to other areas.
Since District 6 is 95 percent unincorporated, that means South County.
I also believe that this is another way of gerrymandering poor folks.
And I believe it is a means to change the political makeup of the 6th District.
And that will also affect the gains for the African American residents as it will dilute their hard-earned progress to attain some say-so in the political arena.
The transferees will lose their friends, schools, churches and cemeteries.
Don’t just move a problem, fix it.
South County, 6th District
Editor’s note: Mr. Kuhlmann is the membership chair of the Tesson Ferry Republican Club