Group tells move-minded federal agency it is unwelcome
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A group of north St. Louis residents are pressing a little-known federal intelligence agency to not consider their community as a place to relocate.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the group called Save North Side STL on Wednesday delivered what it said was a 96,000-signature petition to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's St. Louis site.
The agency is looking to move its western headquarters to somewhere else in the St. Louis region.
It has said it is considering north St. Louis, the St. Louis suburbs of Fenton and Mehlville, and near Scott Air Force Base in southwestern Illinois.
The combined defense and intelligence agency provides mapping support for the U.S. military.
The agency says it still is studying all four locations and would consider public petitions and resident concerns.