Mayor's Alliance holds first meeting
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Mayor's Alliance holds first meeting

Date: September 16, 2008
By: Abby Grimmett
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: City mayors from across the state gathered in Jefferson City.

Abigail Grimmett (GRIMM-IT) has more from the State Capitol.

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The newly formed Alliance of Mayors held its first meeting Tuesday morning. St. Louis City Mayor Francis Slay said municipal control, transit and transportation and education will be the group's priority issues.
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Description: Now we've identified three broad categories and we're going to try to narrow in some sub-categories and work on together and be more effective and do a better job in communicating and articulating our message to the state legislature.

Slay went on to say the group is open to mayors from across Missouri. 
Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Abigail Grimmett.
Intro: Mayor Francis Slay represented St. Louis in Jefferson City on Tuesday.

Abigail Grimmett has more from the State Capitol.

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A statewide coalition of chief city officials organized to try to get more clout in the State Capitol met for the first time today. Slay said the Alliance of Mayors must work quickly to have an effective voice.
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Description: With the term limits you have fewer people there with as much experience so we need to do a better job of communicating our messages and concerns and issues and our challenges to them.
 
The group determined it's three focus areas are city control, transportation and education.
Slay says the specific mission of the group will make it easier to address the needs of cities across Missouri.
Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Abigail Grimmett.