Oakville Residents Seek to Create New County
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Some residents of unincorporated south St. Louis County are ready to leave the Clayton-based local government and form their own breakaway county.
KMOV-TV reports that a group known as Citizens for Responsive Government is researching that option in response to lingering anger to a planned senior housing center in Oakville. Supporters include Republican state Representative Marsha Haefner. The group meets again next week to discuss its options.
South county voters soundly rejected a 1995 ballot referendum to form the city of South Pointe in a 48-square mile area with more than 100,000 residents.