City-County Merger

Stenger coveted ‘metro mayor’ position

Pictured above: St. Louis city Mayor Lyda Krewson, left, listens to former County Executive Steve Stenger say he supports “transformative” change for the region at the Better Together rollout. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com In a prison-time recommendation ahead of sentencing this week for former County Executive Steve Stenger on corruption

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Prosecutors say Stenger does not deserve break in prison sentence

Pictured above: Then-County Executive Steve Stenger presents a proclamation declaring ‘Chancellor Mark Wrighton Day’ in St. Louis County April 8 to honor Wrighton’s retirement as Washington University chancellor this summer, in this photo Stenger posted to his county executive Twitter account. Wrighton was the head of Better Together’s city-county merger campaign.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor

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Area needs to incorporate ASAP to fend off city-county merger plan

Letter to the Editor To the editor: In response to a city-county merger, consider Houston, Texas, the largest city in square miles in the U.S. Why? Because that city annexes unincorporated municipalities and subdivision communities, in Harris and surrounding counties. Planned communities, like Clear Lake City and Kingwood, developed for NASA and Exxon primarily, never

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Better Together withdraws merger plan due to statewide vote, Stenger

Pictured above: Then-County Executive Steve Stenger presents a proclamation declaring “Chancellor Mark Wrighton Day” in St. Louis County April 8 to honor Wrighton’s retirement as Washington University chancellor this summer, in a photo Stenger posted to his county executive Twitter account. A city-county merger for St. Louis is off the table, for now anyway. Better

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Green Park passes resolution vs. merger

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Green Park passed a resolution against Better Together and a statewide vote for a city-county merger at the March 18 Board of Aldermen meeting. The resolution states that the city “opposes any statewide vote on a constitutional mandate affecting the governmental organization of the city of St. Louis and

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