Sunday, January 13, 2019

Missouri Against STL Unification

Kansas City municipalities and elected leaders weigh in on this debate that hopes to downsize local government . . . Take a look:

Missouri mayors unite against uniting St. Louis city and county

ST. LOUIS * Missouri mayors from Blue Springs to Ferguson, from small towns to wide suburbs, are vowing a broad and urgent campaign against the forced consolidation of St. Louis County municipalities into a single government that could effectively eliminate their towns - and their jobs.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can you imagine the shitfits that would happen at both 12th & Oak and in Independence if there was a proposal for a State-wide vote to merge Jackson County ad "Baja KC"?

Frank and Sly would be bitch-slapping each other on the street daily, with Mean Jean and Jolie having a punch-up a block away!

WOO-HOO, how do we get this stared?

Anonymous said...

Consolidation of KCMO into the County makes a ton of economic and operational sense.

Gus said...

At least with consolidation, you're paying for one set of crooked politicians instead of two or more.

Anonymous said...

@9:41, you're going to find lots of resistance to the idea of consolidating KCMO with Jackson County from the 50% of KCMO in Clay and Platte Counties!

Anonymous said...

Wait so the argument is that even though it saves takes payers money, makes life more efficient, and will lead to more effective government in a town that has gone down hill quickly, they are against it because it would eliminate a few redundant jobs?

Anonymous said...

@10:43 if you're referring to the Northland, it's because we don't want any part of either pack of corrupt Clowns!

We have enough trouble up here from the reeking sewer that Clay County Government in Liberty has become!

There's already an ongoing sentiment for de-annexation from KCMO, if you mix in Jackson County, you'll find yourselves wondering where 50% of your area, 42% of your population, and 63%of your revenues went!

Oh, and that 63% doesn't include KCI - leave that in our hands up North and we'll have the renovations done within to years and costing under a Billion!

Anonymous said...

^^^typo, "within two years".

Anonymous said...

St Louis has more ghetto suburbs than KC. I suspect many of these suburbs as well as St Louis city are broke and will require some form of bailout or bankruptcy in a few years. This is probably a way to spread the wealth around and avoid this.

NicK Beach said...

just afraid of it happening to them suburbs steal property tax revenue from the cities and their schools