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Plan requires statewide voter approval

May 3, 2001
By: Aaron Cummins
State Capital Bureau
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Voters could give the St. Louis mayor's office more power under a plan cleared unanimously by the Missouri Senate Thursday/today. Aaron Cummins has more from Jefferson City--

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The proposal gives the City of St. Louis "home rule"--allowing voters to consolidate various city offices to streamline government.

St. Louis City Senator Wayne Goode...

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Contents: Goode says this plan puts governing power into the mayor's office and Board of Aldermen, but only if voters want it that way.

Goode says those changes would make city government easier for citizens... and would allow for quicker action on economic development.

The plan passed without a single vote of opposition.

From Jefferson City, Aaron Cummins, KMOX-News.


The mayor of St. Louis and the Board of Aldermen would be more powerful under a plan approved by the Missouri Senate today/Thursday. Aaron Cummins has more--

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The plan would let voters combine various offices to streamline government in the city.

But, St. Louis City Democrat Wayne Goode says it won't happen overnight.

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Contents: Goode says it would be a several step process.

The plan requires statewide voter approval before any changes to city government.

And, those changes would need to be approved by city voters...meaning sweeping reforms would likely take years.

From the state capital, Aaron Cummins, KMOX-News.


St. Louis City would have more control over itself under a plan given unanimous approval by Missouri's Senate. Aaron Cummins has the story--

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It's called "home rule" and it would allow voters in St. Louis to simplify city government by combining various offices.

But, St. Louis City Democrat Wayne Goode says the benefits could go way beyond just that.

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Contents: Goode says he thinks this could be a part of the revitalization of St. Louis.

Goode says reforms in the city's government would give more power to the mayor and the Board of Aldermen.

But, the plan requires statewide voter approval before any reforms are made.

From Jefferson City, Aaron Cummins, KMOX-News.