Entries by Pat Kelly

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

Freeholders Initiative Petitions

Once signatures are collected, the petition must be signed by the solicitor in the presence of a notary republic.  Most city clerks are notary republic who provide this service.  You may leave the completed petition with the city clerk who will notify the League office for pickup or return the petition to the League office; […]

Legislative Update 2-21-2019

2-22 Legislative UpdateThe 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 House Downsizing Government Committee will hear HB 81 (St. Louis County police departments and HB 473 (prohibits regulating home occupations) at 6:00 pm on Monday.  […]

2019 Legislative Priorities

Printable PDF Legislative Priorities   2019 Legislative Priorities   Failure to Appear – Senate Bill 5 passed in 2015 prohibits municipal courts from imposing penalties on defendants who fail to appear in court (RSMO 479.360(6)).  Restoration of the authority of municipal courts to induce compliance with bench warrants for the failure to appear is essential to […]