Community Partnership Project Seminar Series 11/15/11

UMSL’s Community Partnership Project (CPP) presents Creating Whole Communities:
If the City Reentering the County is the Solution, What’s the Problem? as part of its CPP Seminar Series.

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 – 3:00p-4:30p
J.C. Penney Conference Center, Room 126
University of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Boulevard

The event is accessible via the UMSL-North MetroLink Station; complimentary parking in Lot C.

Panel:

Dr. Terry Jones, Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Political Science, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Mike Jones, Senior Policy Advisor to the County Executive, St. Louis County
Lyda Krewson, Alderwoman, Ward 28, City of St. Louis
Frank Hamsher, Public Policy and Communications Consultant

In the 135 years since St. Louis separated from St. Louis County, there have been several conversations about a possible reunification, most recently highlighted in media headlines and political campaigns. Are the citizens and our government leaders ready to explore this possibility? In the recently published policy brief, “Reconciling the Great Divorce: The City of St. Louis Reentering St. Louis County”, Dr. Terry Jones examines issues related to the City reentering the County as its 92nd municipality and explores key issues and the “devils lurking in the details.”

  • Should the City of St. Louis reenter St. Louis County 135 years after the “Great Divorce of 1876”?
  • What is the process, what issues would need to be resolved, what might be the consequences, and what alternatives are there for closer City-County cooperation?

To view the full policy brief, titled “Reconciling the Great Divorce: The City of St. Louis Reentering St. Louis County,” please visit: http://pprc.umsl.edu/data/MetropolitanMirror/governance/pbrief_025_reentry.pdf

For more information about the seminar, view the attached flyer, visit http://ce.umsl.edu/seminarseries or call Kara Lubischer at 314.516.6392. This seminar is free and open to the public. No registration required.

This seminar is brought to you by the Community Partnership Project at UM-St. Louis, in cooperation with University of Missouri Extension.