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Group wants info on St. Peters land sale

By Maria Hickey, KWMU

St. Louis, MO. – A proposed development in St. Peters is stirring more controversy.

Opponents to a plan to develop 16-hundred acres in the floodplain say the city is refusing to release details about a developer that has put a bid on the land.

Andrew Riney, spokesman for "Safeguard Our St. Charles County," says the group filed a Freedom of Information Act Friday to find out more about the deal.

"They're planning on voting on this June 9 to approve this deal without letting any of the taxpayers or city residents to know anything about the deal, and I think it's very important that we know some information about this before our aldermen vote on this," Riney said.

In a written statement from the city, officials said Missouri statute allows all documents regarding the sale of land to remain closed until a deal is finalized.