The nine people nominated by Mayor Lyda Krewson to serve on a committee looking at possibly consolidating government in St. Louis and St. Louis County will have to wait a bit longer to know if they cleared the first hurdle.
A committee of the Board of Aldermen on Monday spent five hours hearing testimony from the nominees to the Board of Freeholders, but did not take a vote. An exact reason for the delay wasn’t given.
Committee members were concerned about the geographic and racial diversity of the panel. Four of the nine nominees are black, and just one lives in a ward outside the central corridor or south St. Louis.