St. Louis Public Radio News
11:20 am
Fri June 27, 2003

First Home Rule Meeting This Weekend

St. Louis, Mo. – A St. Louis citizens group hopes a public meeting Saturday will spark a change in the structure of city government.

The discussion is expected to focus in part on a handful of city offices that perform county functions. A change to the city charter could alter the operation of those offices.

Bert Walker with Citizens for Home Rule says meeting organizers will recruit a diverse group of city residents to decide on potential changes.

"And they will really carry the ball on this, after hearing lots of testimony about the plusses and the minuses of the current structure, and about what has really worked well in other cities," Walker said.

The meeting takes place Saturday morning at nine o'clock at Forest Park Community College.