City-County Merger News

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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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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Green Park board opposes a city-county merger

Mayors and aldermen across south county are voicing their opinions on Better Together’s plan for a city-county merger, including the Green Park Board of Aldermen, which discussed it Jan. 22. “I know 15 years ago when I was talking about this, people would look at me like I was crazy, but…this is for real,” said

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Stenger would be city-county ‘metro mayor’ through 2025

Pictured above: Steve Stenger, standing alongside his wife and children, is sworn in as the St. Louis County Executive by Judge Henry E. Autrey on Jan. 1. Stenger won re-election for county executive for a second term in the November 2018 election. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewpapers.com Steve Stenger has

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