Stenger And Krewson Take Dim View Of Municipal League’s Freeholders Push

The leaders of St. Louis County’s municipalities are trying to jumpstart a process, known as the Board of Freeholders, to get a St. Louis-St. Louis County merger plan to only city and county voters — an alternative to a proposal from a group known as Better Together that would take that issue statewide.

There’s one problem with that approach: St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger and St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson are responsible for appointing most of that board and both are solidly behind the Better Together plan. That gives them little incentive to endorse a process that could produce a competing proposal.

It’s a conundrum of sorts for the Municipal League of St. Louis, a group trying to get roughly 20,000 signatures to prompt Krewson, Stenger and Gov. Mike Parson to appoint the board. Since Krewson and Stenger appoint 18 out of the 19 members, it’s possible their appointees may not put forward any plan — making the Better Together plan the only option before voters next year.

 

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