A pivotal moment for the St. Louis region

Better Together's Co-Chairmen, Ambassador Bert Walker & Joe Adorjan, submitted this guest column that was published in the July 11, 2017 edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. -- Recently, the Ellisville City Council voted to place a measure on the ballot...
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Better Together Releases Report Showing Government Spending in St. Louis Continues to Grow, Announces Task Force to Study Models and Propose Solutions

Government spending continues to grow in St. Louis—fueled by 100 tax increases during the last five years—new task force to study models and propose solutions Introduction Today, Better Together released an update to one of its essential studies that they performed in...
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More Lessons from Louisville

“You can’t be a 21st Century community with a 19th Century structure of government.” This was the key takeaway regional leaders learned from Jerry Abramson at a luncheon hosted by Better Together last week. Mayor Abramson served an unprecedented two decades as Mayor...
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MISSION

We support the St. Louis region by acting as a catalyst for the removal of governmental, economic, and racial barriers to the region’s growth and prosperity for all of our citizens by promoting unity, trust, efficiency, and accountability.

A resident driving from the St. Louis Galleria to Lambert St. Louis International Airport will pass through 15 SEPARATE POLICE JURISDICTIONS during a 14-minute trip.

million dollars the region spends each year on policing.

The combined populations of the 90 municipalities in St. Louis County account for only 11% of Missouri’s population yet bring in 34% of all municipal court fines and fees statewide totaling:

Per capita cost to fund municipal services

million dollars in excess spending each year

  • Cost to operate a municipal court in St. Louis County – 223,149
  • Revenue from fines and fees each year – 711,596
  • Average net revenue – 488,357

%

Percent of departments in St. Louis City and County are not accredited.

SPENDING PER FAMILY of four for government services per year

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