Missouri City of Greater St. Louis Charter, Issue 5 (1930)

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The Missouri City of Greater St. Louis Charter Amendment, also known as Issue 5, was on the November 4, 1930 ballot in Missouri as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.[1]

The measure would have allowed voters in St. Louis County to create a charter for the city of Greater St. Louis, in order to deal with issues of local government while still preserving the right to self rule.[2]

Election results

Missouri Issue 5 (1930)
Defeatedd No375,71863.24%
Yes 218,381 36.76%

Election results via: University of Missouri Institute for Public Policy

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An amendment to Article IX, Constitution of Missouri, creating a new section No. 26, enabling the voters of St. Louis and St. Louis county to adopt a charter creating a City of Greater St. Louis, to deal with certain governmental functions but preserving for all other purposes the right to self-government to all present municipalities within the area.[3]

Chillicothe Constitution, http://chillicothe.newspaperarchive.com/chillicothe-constitution-tribune/1930-10-27/page-4/?tag=constitutional+amendment&rtserp=tags/constitutional-amendment?pc=5230&psi=58&pci=7&pt=17060&ndt=bd&py=1930&pey=1930

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