Kirkwood, MO – Residents of suburban Kirkwood might soon have to pay more if they have more garbage.
The city has hired a Cincinnati company to study the possibility of a pay-as-you-throw policy, where householders would pay for trash based on what they throw out.
R.W. Beck Incorporated will study the best and most economical way for the city to reduce its solid-waste management costs. The city is paying Beck $40,000 and an additional $15,00 for each one-day meeting the city requests.
St. Louis, MO – A new report shows the St. Louis region fares poorly in many socioeconomic areas when compared with other metropolitan areas. The East-West Gateway Coordinating Council report finds the region's slow job and population growth lags behind many cities that compete with St. Louis for residents. The council's Blair Forlaw notes that disparity between blacks and whites in terms of housing opportunity and infant mortality continues to be a significant problem.
Jefferson City, MO – Missouri First Lady Lori Hauser Holden will unveil Missouri's quarter design Friday. Voters had until noon Thursday to cast their ballot and more than 216,000 Missourians participated in the voting process online. Others voted using traditional paper ballots at the capitol. The chosen design will be delivered to the U.S. Mint Friday.