There is a legislative committee overseeing the local region and therefore stating some concerns on the landscape. This group, therefore, happens to be comprised of Republicans. The bad news is that the Democrats are unable to sign off upon the document. Because they don’t see eye-to-eye with those Elephants. The fact is, the Interim Committee on Greater Regional Emerging Issues hasn’t come to any conclusions on how to improve the area. Of course, the area is also focused on crime. And therefore, that it would hamper growth from the city.
So what did the Interim Committee on Greater Regional Emerging Issues say?
The report involves the following copy. “After hearing from a bipartisan selection of local leaders, multiple testimonies concluded that crime and public safety are the biggest challenges facing the region. Many of those who testified before the committee agreed that until crime and public safety are dealt with, St. Louis’ reputation will make it difficult to bring business and growth to the region and to the state.”
The panel is actually one that has met only four times within the fall time. Of course, Senator Elaine Gannon would head the panel. It was in particular formed after Senate president Dave Schatz and some other Republican colleagues organized as a result of private meetings between Franklin, St. Charles, and Jefferson County Officials. This also would include political consultant David Barklage.
Democrats feel differently about the Republicans.
They believe that the outcome of the meetings was skewed. That they were focusing more on crime instead of issues that would address crime, like poverty, job creation, and education.