BALLWIN, Mo. -- Elected leaders in the St. Louis suburb of Ballwin want no part of a possible unification of St. Louis city and county governments.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Ballwin Board of Aldermen approved a resolution Monday opposing a possible local government merger. The vote was 6-0.
The resolution says that the pro-merger group Better Together has shown no clear evidence that a merger would benefit the region as a whole.
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley are among the civic leaders pushing for unification through the new nonpartisan group.
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