Thursday, August 25, 2011

November Election to Decide Fate of City of St. George

The unanimous decision by the council to put the issue up for a vote prompted a small cheer from St. George Mayor Carmen Wilkerson, who attended the meeting, along with several other supporters. In an interview, Wilkerson said she was very excited’ about the voters getting to “make a choice for themselves.”

Those in support of disincorporation have spoken to citizens about the importance of registering to vote.

“Now we get out the vote,” Wilkerson said.

Asked if it would be difficult to get voters to disassemble the town they live in, Wilkerson pointed to the success disincorporation supporters had getting enough signatures to put the initiative on the ballot

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:40 PM

    I hope this is the beginning of an overall consolidation of small cities.
    There are 92 munis in St. Louis County, half of which have a population of less than 5000.

    I think all small villages with less than 5000 should consolidate with their contiguous neighbors and we get down to about 25 or 30 larger munis within St. Louis County.

    There is millions to be saved by consolidation.