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"Mergers are like marriages. They bring together two distinct individuals. If you wouldn't marry someone for the 'operational efficiencies' they offer in the running of  a household, then why would you combine two companies with unique cultures and identities for that reason?" ~ Simon Sinek
 

 THE CITY/COUNTY MERGER HISTORY

1876 - The Great Divorce

Charter separates the City and Country. Freezes City’s boundaries to terminate costs of County expansion. Silent as to future boundary adjustments. Iniative fails.

1924 - General Election

Two Ballot Measures  1.Amend Constitution (I)Consolidate City & County into single legal subdivision

2.Merger City-County a. Amend Constitution b. Amend City Charter c. Adopt new Charter 

 

Amend Constitution: City/County Vote: Missouri Constitution adopted Article VI §30 provides three methods to the people of the City and County to adjust their boundaries, all of which effectively merge the County into the City. "The people of the City of  St. Louis and the people of the County of St. Louis shall have power"

City Rule: To consolidate the governments of the City and County into one political subdivision under control of       the City; County run by City: To extend the boundaries of the County within the city and consolidate County government with the City, and the City takes over;

3. City Annexes County:To enlarge the limits of the City   by annexing the County - City given exclusive jurisdiction over the County

 

All above require a vote of the people of the City and County for approval. Article VI §30(b)… election officials shall cause separate elections in city and county on day fixed by freeholders and submitted to qualified voters.

 

Passed statewide vote! 55.3% YES

 

 

1930 - 2nd Vote

An amendment to establish a new government known as the City of Greater St. Louis voted on by the City and County – and defeated

I County run by City

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