Municipal League offers alternative plan for St. Louis city-county merger

Members of the Municipal League of Metro St. Louis met Thursday night to discuss a city-county merger in St. Louis that would not involve a statewide vote.

Their efforts represent resistance of Better Together, a group set to unveil a plan for a city-county merger approved by statewide vote.

On Thursday, the Municipal League approved a plan to start a Board of Freeholders that would submit a proposal for a city and county government merger.

The measure would require about 19,000 signatures from residents of St. Louis and St. Louis County. Then, the board would have one year to formulate a proposal for the new government.

City and county residents would then vote on the proposal.

Read more: St. Louis Public Radio


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