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Better Together announces more meetings to 'educate and engage' public

After capacity was hit for last week's announced meetings, Better Together has added three town hall meetings during April to better explain their plan for a city-county merger.
Credit: DILIP VISHWANAT | SLBJ
St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger. Under a plan from the nonprofit Better Together, the area that's now the city and county would have one elected mayor

ST. LOUIS — Better Together, the organization recommending a city-county merger, has announced another string of meetings open to the public.

The organization said the goal of the meetings will be to educate and engage citizens on the proposal for a Metro St. Louis government.

“We know the community has a lot of questions about the Task Force’s recommendations and we wanted to answer all of them,” Executive Director of Better Together, Nancy Rice said.

More: Better Together releases full report

Rice also said the organization looks forward to the conversations to come over the next two years.

The upcoming meeting times and locations are as follows:

  • Greater St. Mark Family Church - FULL                                                         9950 Glen Owen Drive                                                                               Wednesday, March 6 at 6 p.m.
  • Carpenter's Hall - FULL                                                                                   1401 Hampton Ave.                                                                               Thursday, March 14 at 6 p.m.
  • The Lodge at Des Peres - FULL                                                                       1050 Des Peres Road                                                                     Wednesday, March 20 at 6 p.m.
  • Genesis Banquet Center - FULL                                                                     2651 Telegraph Road                                                                         Wednesday, March 27 at 6 p.m.

Due to spots filling up for March meetings, Better Together has added dates for April.

  • LIUNA Event Center                                                                                   4532 S. Lindbergh                                                                           Wednesday, April 3 at 6 p.m.
  • Thomas Dunn Learning Center                                                                 3113 Gasconade                                                                                  Tuesday, April 16 at 6 p.m.
  • Clayton Center                                                                                                50 Gay Avenue                                                                                       Thursday, April 25 at 6 p.m.

"We are thrilled with the response we have received regarding our town hall meetings," said Rice.

There is a 150-person limit at each venue so make sure to register on the Better Together website.