10/03/2016 Right To Vote Committee* Meeting

2011citywidewardmap1Right to Vote Committee* Meeting

6 pm Monday, October 3, 2016
Trinity Church, 600 N Euclid
Contact: Jesse Todd, 18th Ward Committeeman at 314-531-4940 toddjesse18@yahoo.com

Organizational meeting on placing a re-vote on ward reduction on the ballot. In 2012, City voters approved a charter amendment to reduce the number of wards from 28 to 14 after 2020 Census.  If accomplished, each alderman and political party committeeperson would represent twice the number of constituents they do now.

A majority of St. Louis Democratic City Central Committee members have voted to circulate an initiative petition for a re-vote on this issue. Concern grows that as Billionaire Rex Sinquefield spends more and more of his wealth to force votes on local issues by purchasing ballot issues via initiative petition, perhaps doubling the workload of aldermen is not a good idea.

*Committee name is the working group name. Actual committee name has yet to be decided.