The first membership meeting of the fall will be held at the new Olivette City Hall, 1140 Dielmann Rd., on Thursday, September 28. Refreshments and building tours will be begin at 6:30 pm with the meeting getting underway at 7:15 pm. (Map) (Directions: from I-170 exit at westbound Olive Blvd. Continue west for 3/4 mile to a traffic light at Dielman Road and turn right. City Hall is behind Walgreens, which is on the corner of Olive and Dielman.)
Program: Much has been written about studies done by Better Together regarding the cost of governmental operations in the St. Louis region versus other consolidated government such as Indianapolis.
Professor Mark Tranel of the Public Policy Research Center at the University of Missouri St. Louis has undertaken comprehensive comparisons of the St. Louis and Indianapolis regions and offers some conclusions on spending practices that paints a somewhat different picture than what has been presented by Better Together. We hope you will join us to hear this interesting update