How do you #ReimagineSTL

Happy Friday! This week Better Together was honored to host five dynamic speakers to share their positive visions of a reimagined St. Louis. Clayton Times' Jack Seigel covered the event: "They presented over the backdrop of a fragmented region, rife with...
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Better Together hosts Youth Engagement Sessions in partnership with Good Voice

In the summer of 2018 Better Together St. Louis, in partnership with Good Voice and St. Louis Artworks engaged young people in a conversation about our region. Youth listening sessions provided teens with an opportunity to share perspectives on local...
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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...
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The Pulse of St. Louis: City-County Governance

Throughout October, the St. Louis City-County Governance Task Force has held the first in a series of town hall discussions to collect extensive input from the community, so that the Task Force can consider this feedback when issuing reports and developing...
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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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