Local Government in Missouri: The Crossroads Reached

Missouri Law Review, Vol. 32, p. 73, 1967

Saint Louis U. Legal Studies Research Paper

26 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2011  

Peter W. Salsich

Saint Louis University - School of Law

Date Written: 1967

Abstract

This article addresses the perceived inadequacy of the State of Missouri’s statutory tools to modernize local government. Some of the more extreme examples of conflicting and obsolete provisions in the laws affecting local government in Missouri are discussed. In many instances these obsolete statutes severely restricted the operations of municipalities. The article also looks at laws relating to special benefit districts, problems in county government, and the issue of home rule. Many of the concerns addressed in this article have to do with the overlap that exists among political subdivisions within a given area, such as counties, cities, and special districts. The article suggests that a solution must take into account the complex inter-relationships among these subdivisions in order to achieve coordination while preserving a truly local and representative system of government.

Suggested Citation

Salsich, Peter W., Local Government in Missouri: The Crossroads Reached (1967). Missouri Law Review, Vol. 32, p. 73, 1967; Saint Louis U. Legal Studies Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1769146

Peter W. Salsich (Contact Author)

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St. Louis, MO 63101
United States

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