Why will uniting St. Louis City and County be voted on statewide?

The relationship between the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County is defined by the Missouri Constitution and the pathway to change that relationship necessarily lies there. A statewide vote to amend the Missouri Constitution is necessary to create the new forms of government – the Metropolitan City and its municipal districts – in the place of existing, constitutionally-defined governments and in order to implement the recommended reforms.

The St. Louis City-County Governance Task Force Report explains in detail the legal necessity of a constitutional amendment and statewide vote.

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