CitiesStrong, a group advocating for local cities and against city-county merger, and the pro-merger group Better Together, both issued reports this week on the economic impact of a “New Metro” St. Louis. Not surprisingly, the two reports are very much at odds.
Area residents may take pride seeing their property values increasing, but those hikes often translate into higher property tax bills. That may spell trouble for at least one measure on the April 2 ballot that would take cash out of area wallets, even before those real estate tax bills arrive.
The issue of urban chickens has raised its beak once again in Des Peres. Bill and Peg Sheridan of Brookbend Drive in Harwood Hills would like to have four chickens.
Experts from Better Together and Cities Strong explored issues such as city-county merger, consolidation of small suburban cities and more at the annual Southwest Region Economic Summit at Sunset Country Club.
A proposal by Pentrex Development Corporation to rezone 4.85 acres from “D” residential to planned development residential was put on hold by the Des Peres Planning and Zoning Commission on Dec. 12.
Brentwood and Webster Groves are discussing changes along their joint municipal border as part of efforts to facilitate a Deer Creek flood mitigation project.
District 90 State Rep. Deb Lavender, D-Kirkwood, will hold her twice-yearly meeting on Saturday, Dec.1, 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the Kirkwood Public Library, 140 E. Jefferson Ave.