Chesterfield opposes bringing St. Louis into county

1 year 4 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, December 07 2016 Dec 7, 2016 Wednesday, December 07, 2016 9:46:07 AM CST December 07, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

CHESTERFIELD (AP) — One of St. Louis County's largest cities is opposed to accepting the city of St. Louis into the county.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Chesterfield City Council voted 6-1 Monday to oppose the merger.

St. Louis has long been a stand-alone city, the only city in Missouri that is not part of a county. Proponents of a merger believe the region would benefit by having St. Louis become the 91st municipality in St. Louis County.

But members of the Chesterfield council expressed a variety of governance and financial concerns.

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