“This report examines separately the revenue and expenditure claims of the amendment’s proponents”.
Financial Projection: A First Step
By Mark Tranel, Terry Jones, and Jim Brasfield
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 for the formation of a Board of Freeholders/Electors.
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.
Click the link below to view the State Auditor’s Fiscal Note concerning the Better Together Proposal. Fiscal Note raised more questions than it answered.
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 delivery.
COMPARING ST. LOUIS
by Mark Tranel, Director, Public Policy Research Center,
University of Missouri-St. Louis