Entries by Pat Kelly

Municipal League Resolution Passed

On Thursday, March 28, the Municipal League unanimously passed a resolution opposing the petition initiative which proposes to unify St. Louis County and the City of St. Louis and which would eliminate local government resulting in the reduction of services provided to the residents of St. Louis County and affirms its support for a Petition […]

THE BETTER TOGETHER PROPOSAL: GOVERNANCE ISSUES

This is a critique of the governance provisions in the Better Together Plan (March 25, 2019 version).   Most of the points have been made in one venue or another but this lists most of the major issues.   It is intended to help all of us understand fully what is being proposed.  Professor Emeritus Terry Jones- […]

Legislative Update 3-29-2019

3-29 Legislative Update WEEK ENDED 3/29/19 The main work for the next few weeks will be committee hearings with priority bills likely to come out first.  Changes from last week are in red.  The hearings for House Joint Resolutions related to City/County reorganization were held on Wednesday, March 27.  We appreciate all who came to […]

Legislative Update 3-15-2019

3-15 Legislative Update LEGISLATIVE UPDATE WEEK ENDED 3/15/19 The main work for the next few weeks will be committee hearings with priority bills likely to come out first.  Changes from last week are in red.  The hearings for House and Senate Joint Resolutions related to City/County reorganization may all be held on Wednesday, March 27.  […]

Legislative Update 3-8-2019

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE WEEK ENDED 3/8/19   The main work for the next few weeks will be committee hearings with priority bills likely to come out first.  Changes from last week are in red.    Court Bills HB 67 (Plocher) – allows a court to order credit for time served when an individual has been held […]

Legislative Update 3-2-2019

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE WEEK ENDED 3/1/19 The main work for the next few weeks will be committee hearings with priority bills likely to come out first.  Changes from last week are in red.  Court Bills   HB 67 (Plocher) – allows a court to order credit for time served when an individual has been held in […]

Municipal Fact Sheet

In the St. Louis Region, and within St. Louis County, dozens of municipalities interact with each other, higher levels of governments and a variety of public and private entities in order to improve the effectiveness and restrain the costs of services. The region is noteworthy for its relatively low costs and high quality of service […]

Comparing St. Louis and Indianapolis Local Government Structures – UMSL Report

CASE STUDY COMPARING ST. LOUIS AND INDIANAPOLIS LOCAL GOVERNMENT STRUCTURES by Mark Tranel, Director, Public Policy Research Center, University of Missouri-St. Louis   St. Louis and Indianapolis – UMSL Report