One group is hit especially hard when it comes to the challenges of fragmented economic development: small business owners and entrepreneurs.
As population declines in the City and County, it’s clear that we struggle to create a thriving economy with opportunity for all.
Special Edition: We’ve been across the region the past two months, hearing from many of you online and in person. Here’s what we’ve heard and the action that has come from it.
A reliance on court fines and fees to operate local governments and a lack of oversight have allowed a broken system to take hold in our region.
“The fiscal note's summary also says that individual St. Louis County municipalities ‘expect decreased revenues to exceed savings with a total unknown impact.’"
An overview of the Task Force’s recommendations to create a safer St. Louis.
There’s a lot of savings on the table. Let’s dive into that a little more...
Better Together has released a detailed financial analysis on the effects of implementation of its policy recommendation.
“Kyle Juvers, associate director of community-based studies at Better Together, called the group's assumptions ‘conservative.’”
Some quick facts about what the Task Force recommendations would do and, importantly, what they would not do.
People across St. Louis are excited to come together and make the region a more efficient and equitable place to live.
“The Missouri Constitution created our current fragmented and dysfunctional government structure in St. Louis city and county, and if we want to repair it we will need to change the constitution.”
“…host Don Marsh talked with backers of two competing approaches to a potential reunification of the St. Louis and St. Louis County governments.”
“… a process of refinement and negotiation has finally begun toward restoring greater St. Louis to world-class grandeur.”