Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Some Officials Planning for New Boundary Panel

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Some Officials Planning for New Boundary Panel

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Some municipal officials in St. Louis County are proposing that a new, independent boundary commission be formed - physically and financially removed from the county government center and sharing no attorneys or other employees with the county.

A committee of the St. Louis County Municipal League has been drafting legislation for a boundary commission that would review annexation proposals in the county. If league members approve the plan, the group will forward the recommendations to the state Legislature.

The Missouri Supreme Court twice invalidated the former Boundary Commission on constitutional grounds. The first time was in March 1993. State and county officials thought they had repaired the problem, so the commission continued to operate. But it disbanded in May, after a ruling that said the commission was improper because it applied only to St. Louis County.

The recommendations of the Municipal League's committee include:

Restoring the goal of full incorporation of the county. …

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