In the first of four discussions as part of our town hall meeting about statewide ballot issues we take a look at Proposition A, concerning local control of the City of St. Louis police department.
Host Don Marsh talks with Jeff Rainford, Mayor Francis Slay’s Chief of Staff for the City of St. Louis, and John Chasnoff, Program Director for the ACLU of Eastern Missouri. Rainford supports Proposition A while Chasnoff opposes it.
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St. Louis Public Radio's Rachel Lippmann explores Proposition R - the "reduction" amendment.
On Tuesday, St. Louisans will once again be asked if they want to make a major change to the structure of government in the city.
Proposition R would cut the size of the Board of Aldermen in half following the next census. The board itself put the measure on the ballot in July, just before taking a break for the summer, and the campaign in the midst of an already crowded election season began in earnest in September.