Better Together...or not

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Unread post by quincunx » Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:18 am

KMOV - Vinita Park, Vinita Terrace hoping to be approved for consolidation

http://www.kmov.com/story/32758988/vini ... solidation


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Unread post by quincunx » Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:17 am

Baby steps. Of course we have to have a study, before maybe doing the obvious.

KMOX - St. Louis County Municipalities Consider Joint Fire Departments

http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2016/08/16/ ... partments/

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Unread post by quincunx » Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:34 pm

Baby steps


StlToday - Several municipal courts in St. Louis County to consolidate

Several municipal courts in St. Louis County are consolidating, in a program announced today by the Missouri Supreme Court.

Municipal operations from Charlack, Northwoods and Vinita Park have consolidated into the St. Ann municipal division (now called the St. Ann Consolidated Municipal Courts, or CMC).


http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crim ... c00d2.html

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Unread post by quincunx » Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:01 pm

Baby steps

Stltoday - Kirkwood to take over fire, EMS dispatching for Des Peres

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crim ... f1ce9.html

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Unread post by 9ine Runner » Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:35 pm

It would be nice if there was one place chronicling all these baby steps, so someone can get a sense of all that's been done. It seems we're starting to get news more frequently, I get a sense momentum is picking up. The municipal league batting around the idea of rolling out the welcome mat for the city is pretty big.

I wonder how long it'll be before we see something like the 9 borough plan put up for a vote. Getting the city back in the county will most likely need to happen before that.


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Unread post by joelo » Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:44 pm

You would think Bettertogether or STLStrong would have a section on their websites, I don't see one but a list of updates showing the benefits in small phases would give people a better idea on how it benefits the region

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Unread post by MarkHaversham » Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:45 pm

Des Peres was contracting to the county previously, I think? So this isn't really a consolidation.

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Unread post by quincunx » Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:11 pm

Vinitas merge! Passed big time.
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VINITA PARK - PROPOSITION 2
**MUNICIPAL CONSOLIDATION**
(Vote for ) 1
(WITH 4 OF 4 COUNTED)
YES . . . . . . . . . . . . 563 77.34
NO. . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 22.66

VINITA TERRACE - PROPOSITION 1
**MUNICIPAL CONSOLIDATION**
(Vote for ) 1
(WITH 1 OF 1 COUNTED)
YES . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 87.12
NO. . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 12.88

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Unread post by LordOfLindenwoodPark » Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:50 pm

The city-county re-entry/merger/consolidation talk seems to have cooled off lately. Does anybody know of any activity behind the scenes? Does anyone know of the long term strategies of the powers that be or stakeholders involed? Just curious, I'd like to see the conversation continue.

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Unread post by dbInSouthCity » Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:35 pm

LordOfLindenwoodPark wrote:The city-county re-entry/merger/consolidation talk seems to have cooled off lately. Does anybody know of any activity behind the scenes? Does anyone know of the long term strategies of the powers that be or stakeholders involed? Just curious, I'd like to see the conversation continue.


Some say those popped up just to get Daly out of the mayoral race. His office would be eliminated if the city was a county muni.

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Unread post by quincunx » Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:49 pm

StlToday - Muni courts: Many reforms in effect but poor still feel pinch

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crim ... 070fa.html

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Unread post by quincunx » Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:51 pm

Another example of how development patterns that force everyone to drive backfires and makes being poor all that harder. And then it synergizes with fragmentation.

StlToday - Report looks at national impact of municipal court fines and fees on poor, people of color
North St. Louis County resident Charles Davis, 38, is among those who have experienced firsthand the hardships associated with debt from fines and municipal court fees. In 2002, Davis said he started receiving multiple tickets from an officer when leaving his Hanley Crossing apartment to go to work in St. Peters.

“All together, he probably gave me 25 tickets,” Davis said, for violations such as driving without insurance or vehicle registration, costs he said he couldn’t afford with a baby on the way and working a job that paid $9 an hour.

Eventually, Davis said he received several more tickets in other municipalities, his drivers license was revoked and he ended up spending a month in jail for driving without one. Davis, who believes he has warrants in at least 15 municipalities in St. Louis County, attributes some of the traffic stops he experienced to racial profiling.
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crim ... 64ee6.html

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Unread post by quincunx » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:24 am

More tax dollars being spent to promote more job sprawl.

Stl Today - Wildwood adds economic development manager position

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metr ... 253dd.html


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