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Amending St. Louis's City Charter, Part 1

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By Kevin Lavery, KWMU

St. Louis, MO –

On Tuesday, St. Louis city residents will vote on a proposed city charter amendment that would reduce the number of aldermen from 28 to 15.

The alderman is often a citizen's first point of contact in solving the daily problems of neighborhood life.

But advocates for change say the aldermen are not adequately addressing more serious priorities.

In the first of a three-part series on charter reform, KWMU's Kevin Lavery looks at the divide over reshaping the Board of Aldermen.

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