BT Weekly: Keeping Secrets, Mount Crestwood, & Back to School

At Better Together, we’re constantly evaluating how best to engage St. Louisans in a conversation about the fragmented structure of government in our region – that there are 113 local governments providing municipal services to 1.3 million people at a cost exceeding...
The Real-World Effects of Fragmentation

The Real-World Effects of Fragmentation

Recently, Better Together hosted an interesting panel discussion that revealed a few of the real-world effects that fragmented government has on the lives of St. Louis residents. Moderated by Maggie Crane, Director of Communications at BioSTL, the panelists were: Dave...

Civil Conversations: Christopher Gordon

How did we get here? Most know that St. Louis City was separated from St. Louis County in 1876 in a move that’s come to be known as The Great Divorce.  It seems we now know the results of this split all too well — what’s less understood is why the divorce took...