Better Together

Sunset Hills officials oppose proposed city-county merger

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenach@callnewspapers.com Cities across South County are voicing their opinions on Better Together’s plan for a city-county merger, including city officials from Sunset Hills, who have promised to fight the merger and a statewide vote. “Our biggest concern for the city is that it would be residents outside of St. Louis

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Asked if he’s innocent, Stenger chooses not to answer

Pictured above: St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger recites the Pledge of Allegiance prior to the swearing-in ceremonies for the St. Louis County Council on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Stenger won re-election to the county executive seat in November 2018. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  St. Louis County Executive Steve

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Better Together to hold three more meetings

Pictured above: Better Together Deputy Director of Community-Based Studies Marius Johnson-Malone, left, answers questions about the merger alongside Stenger, Krewson and Washinton University Chancellor Mark Wrighton at a press conference after the campaign kickoff. Photo by Erin Achenbach. Better Together is more than halfway through its town hall meetings — including one in Sunset Hills —

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Crestwood adopts resolution against city-county merger

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Crestwood Board of Aldermen is taking an official position against a merger of St. Louis city and St. Louis County. The board adopted a resolution against a city-county merger at its meeting Tuesday night. The resolution, which was approved unanimously by the board 7-0 with Ward 2 Alderman Justin

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Better Together changes after Stenger subpoena: ‘Metro Mayor’ elected in 2022, not 2024

Pictured above: Mayor Lyda Krewson, left, listens to County Executive Steve Stenger say he supports ‘transformative’ change for the region at the Better Together rollout Jan. 28. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A day after County Executive Steve Stenger, the choice for the St. Louis city-county merger’s “Metro Mayor,” said he

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Merger opposition group debuts a website, committee, yard signs

Pictured above: Roughly 20 members of south county Republican groups waved signs in a show of support for 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, at the intersection of South Lindbergh Boulevard and Tesson Ferry Road in 2017. Trakas himself made an appearance at the event with signs against a city-county merger. The councilman is pictured alongside

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Better Together says merger could save over $1 billion a year by 2032

Pictured above: Better Together Deputy Director of Community-Based Studies Marius Johnson-Malone, left, answers questions about the merger alongside Stenger, Krewson and Washinton University Chancellor Mark Wrighton at a press conference after the campaign kickoff. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The backers of a city-county merger for St. Louis County and city

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Better Together resubmits plan to state after withdrawing it last week; no major changes

Pictured above: St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson addresses the crowd at the Better Together rollout, as St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger looks on. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Better Together refiled its petition Monday with the Missouri Secretary of State’s office for a proposed Constitutional amendment that would merge

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