What he’s willing to say publicly,<br><br>”He’s grown frustrated with how many layers of government exist between St. Louis and St. Louis County. “It’s not good, because nobody is in charge of the region and it’s impossible for the region to create consistent policies and approaches,” he said. “So what you end having is treating people vastly different based on where they live and how much money they have.”<br><br>Some local governments, especially in north St. Louis County, have voluntarily decided to merge with each other — such as Vinita Terrace and Vinita Park. But Ogilvie said that approach “is tinkering around the edges of a system that is very broken.” “That’s not the big fix for the region,” he said. “If that’s our approach, I think we’ll be having the same conversation we’re having today in 60 or 70 or 80 years. Generations will go by and they’ll still be kicking this can down the road.”<br><br>He gives a more realistic view than other alderman who know the deal, but lie, play on people’s intelligence/emotions and fake like they can do something when they know they can’t in order to keep their job.

What he's willing to say publicly,

"He’s grown frustrated with how many layers of government exist between St. Louis and St. Louis County. “It’s not good, because nobody is in charge of the region and it’s impossible for the region to create consistent policies and approaches,” he said. “So what you end having is treating people vastly different based on where they live and how much money they have.”

Some local governments, especially in north St. Louis County, have voluntarily decided to merge with each other — such as Vinita Terrace and Vinita Park. But Ogilvie said that approach “is tinkering around the edges of a system that is very broken.” “That’s not the big fix for the region,” he said. “If that’s our approach, I think we’ll be having the same conversation we’re having today in 60 or 70 or 80 years. Generations will go by and they’ll still be kicking this can down the road.”

He gives a more realistic view than other alderman who know the deal, but lie, play on people's intelligence/emotions and fake like they can do something when they know they can't in order to keep their job.

Politically Speaking: Scott Ogilvie on why he’s stepping away from the Board of Aldermen

St. Louis Alderman Scott Ogilvie returns to Politically Speaking to talk about the pressing issues before the Board of Aldermen — and why he’s decided to
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