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Two Sunset Hills residents say they favor county, city joining forces

Letters to the editor

October 3, 2017

Letter to the Editor To the editor: We are writing in response to your Sept. 21 editorial affirming the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen for voting to oppose any effort to unify the city of St. Louis with St. Louis County. We understand that local control of government is desirable and agree that we are...

Crestwood citizen backs merger of St. Louis city with St. Louis County

Letters to the editor

October 3, 2017

Letter to the Editor To the editor: This is a response to the editorial “Aldermen in Sunset Hills oppose potential merger” by Mike Anthony in the Sept. 21 edition of the Call. The editorial ends with “Residents in Sunset Hills and Green Park, through their elected representatives, currently ca...

Letter writer doesn’t share Gaines’ enthusiasm for summer school

Letters to the editor

September 26, 2017

Letter to the Editor To the editor: The Call’s Sept. 7 article about the Mehlville School District’s way of “making money” praises the vision and efforts of Superintendent Chris Gaines’ expansion of summer school. The main purpose of this effort is to increase revenue to the school dis...

Money generated by Proposition P needs constraints, reader says

Letters to the editor

September 18, 2017

Letter to the Editor To the editor: Let me qualify this response to Proposition P by saying that I have a personal interest in providing our first responders with sufficient resources to enable their effectiveness and safety. However, the money generated from Proposition P needs constraints. Why? Ca...

Reader agrees with Stenger on how Prop P funds should be spent

Letters to the editor

September 12, 2017

Letter to the Editor To the editor: Regarding St. Louis County’s Proposition P, we all wanted this for the right reasons. And at least our community felt it was long overdue. As with most things, you know in your heart what’s morally right, but there are always other factors that enter into y...

Study shows MFPD taxpayers would pay dearly for city-county merger

September 12, 2017

Letter to the Editor To the editor: I recently reviewed Better Together’s Fire Protection Study that proposes creating a single regional fire district. The study, if implemented, will require the merger of the 23 St. Louis County fire protection districts and 19 municipal departments with the city of ...

Oakville’s Speech and Debate Team dates back to around 1984

September 5, 2017

Letter to the Editor To the editor: Oakville High School’s Speech and Debate Team has been around since 1984, and former Mehlville Board of Education President Venki Palamand was one of the original members when he was a student. My assistant coach Erica Brown was a member of the team in 1996...

Letter writer questions who would benefit from ‘Better Together’

August 15, 2017

Letter to the Editor To the editor: Thousands — maybe millions — of dollars are being spent to encourage citizens to unite behind an effort to somehow merge the city of St. Louis into St. Louis County. Perhaps we would be better served if the moneys and efforts were expended to correct the r...

‘Every generation has those who are irresponsible,’ reader writes

July 25, 2017

Letter to the Editor To the editor: After reading Carl Hendrickson’s Healthy Living column, “Pass along to future generations ‘the fourth R,’” I felt the need to res-pond. He wrote that he and other seniors have failed to teach the younger generations responsibility. As an “old mille...

Roby’s claims of transparency ‘dubious at best,’ reader contends

July 18, 2017

Letter to the Editor To the editor: In Crestwood Mayor Gregg Roby’s rebuttal to Executive Editor Mike Anthony’s editorial regarding the city’s lawsuit against Gov. Eric Greitens, Attorney General Josh Hawley and the Affton Fire Protection District, Mr. Roby makes a crucial debating mistake ...

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