Metro City Plan To Impact Area

By on April 22, 2019

From eMissourian:  Campaign representatives seeking to create a united metropolitan St. Louis say the impact of the county and city consolidation will have great impact on Franklin County and the other “collars” of St. Louis.

If the measure is to fail, the entire state will pay the price, according to John Hancock, with Hancock & Prouty, the firm running Unite STL — the campaign for Better Together.

The Better Together organization seeks to consolidate St. Louis City and St. Louis County. There will be a statewide ballot issue in November 2020 asking to amend the Missouri Constitution to allow for the consolidation.

If approved, it would create a new city, Metropolitan St. Louis, which would be the 11th largest city in the U.S.

Hancock and Jonathan Prouty visited the Washington Missourian Wednesday to explain their view on the economic impact on a metro city, proposed by Better Together. 

Hancock explained that Better Together would greatly improve economic development in the region, including the “collared” counties of Franklin, St. Charles, Lincoln, Warren and Jefferson. 

“If it is good for St. Louis, it is good for Franklin County,” he said. “Like any plan it is not perfect, but there is no question that it is better.”

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