Top Reasons for Support

The most persuasive arguments relate directly to job growth and cost savings. Most voters supporting unification gave two reasons for their support:
  • Unification of St. Louis City and St. Louis County will help end non-productive competition among St. Louis region municipalities and focus the region’s energies on opportunities to bring jobs to the St. Louis region.
  • Unification could save taxpayers substantial sums of money (an estimated $20 million annually under the “New Municipality” scenario and an estimated $200 million every year under the “Full Unification” approach) by eliminating duplication of services and departments.