Merger proposal looms large as St. Louis County charter commission convenes

The commission has until Dec. 31 to come up with changes to the charter. If at least nine members agree on charter revisions, they would go to county voters in 2020, possibly on Nov. 3. That’s the same date Better Together plans to ask voters statewide to create a new metropolitan city that would replace St. Louis, St. Louis County and 88 municipalities, a plan that has roiled the region since it was revealed last month. Under that plan, Stenger would emerge as the first metropolitan mayor.

Several members of the commission pushed back against McNary’s insistence to include Better Together, saying the group has no standing in a discussion of the county charter.

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