Dee Joyner | St. Louis Public Radio

Dee Joyner

Members of the Board of Freeholders listen to concerns from St. Louis aldermen during the board's first meeting earlier this year.
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Members of a board that could recommend big changes to St. Louis and St. Louis County government met for the first time Tuesday, expressing optimism that they can present a plan that city and county residents will accept.

With city members of the Board of Freeholders still unseated, the board spent most of Tuesday’s meeting getting to know each other — and hearing from members of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen.