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Come on Now! City Halls That Look Like A Palace?

What Do You Think About So Many Cities Building Governmental Palaces For Their City Halls?

Has anyone been to the city halls in Maryland Heights, Bridgeton, , or seen the Berkeley one that is being built? They are rambling estates.

I have to tell you that I really like all that St. Peters has to offer and in defense of our fine city; most of St. Peters' government building construction was done pre-recession.  However, how do all of these cities justify the money that must be spent on these governmental palaces? 

Am I callous, cynical, unreasonable or what when I say that it bothers me a bit to see our government officials agree to build these governmental palaces.  What does it really do for "we the people?" Does a bigger, badder building for oualderpersons make sure that better laws/ordinances get enacted?

I am really looking for a little help here. I mean, the recreational services like pools, parks, work-out gyms and the like are undoubtedly benefits to the residents of these cities; but, again, do the ACTUAL city halls need to be Romanesque?

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Jimmy West July 25, 2011 at 03:08 AM
Hopefully they are going to hire a lot more police officers to combat the increasing crime in this area.
Ed Norman August 03, 2011 at 06:50 PM
As a long time resident and rental property owner in St. Louis city I ask that you wander the hallowed halls of the 'Romanesque' building at Tucker and Market and then tell me how any city could effectively operate with a rat hole like that for its administration's home quarters.
Michael E. Carter August 04, 2011 at 01:54 AM
Mr Norman, I am not sure I quite follow your meaning. You are all for new and improved city halls? No matter the size and expense, or what?

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