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The St. Louis Board of Aldermen voted today to reduce its numbers by more than half, but city voters will have the final say.
Today's vote passed 21-7 - an expected result, as it cleared a procedural hurdle June 29 with 19 votes.
A measure to cut the St. Louis Board of Aldermen in half moved a step closer to reality at City Hall today.
The bill cleared a procedural hurdle with more than enough votes to eventually approve the legislation.
South city alderman Steve Conway supports the cut. He says he understands that some of his colleagues prefer smaller wards because it's easier to provide hands-on service.
A bill that would cut the St. Louis Board of Aldermen in half has cleared the first of several hurdles it faces before becoming law.
The board’s legislation committee approved the bill by a vote of 7-1. It still needs the thumbs-up from the entire Board, and then from 60 percent of the voters in November.
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