Michael CalhounBy Michael Calhoun

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – As St. Louis City and County go so goes the region or so says their next-door neighbor, St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann.

He was in the audience, strictly as an observer, at the St. Louis University Law city-county merger symposium. Ehlmann says he sees his neighbors all the time.

“I spent a lot of time in downtown St. Louis in meetings at East-West Gateway with Charlie Dooley and Francis Slay and we are already working together on a lot of projects and we try to help each other out,” says Ehlmann.

He liked the data-driven discussion about how much government is costing.

“I think a lot of people in St. Charles county are curious. They’ll be watching the process.”

Ehlmann says the two most important issues facing the region are the school transfer situation and the number of direct flights at the airport. Although he says he has no opinion on what exactly the city and county should do.


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