Would Municipalities Be Better Together?
Is the St. Louis region more efficient and effective with municipalities, or as a unified entity?
Better Together was created in 2013 to explore whether St. Louis County and city should consider merging services. After the August shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Better Together has focused on merging services between municipalities. The group has recently sponsored four town hall meetings to discuss how to improve relations between communities and police; it will release a report on its findings in April. The group already has released a study on St. Louis' municipal court system.
On Tuesday, "St. Louis on the Air" host Don Marsh talked about Better Together's findings with Dave Leipholtz, the group's community-based study director, and Marius Johnson-Malone, the group's deputy director of community-based studies.
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