Would Google Fiber just be in the unincorporated STL County or would it be spread to the municipalities? That may require jumping through a lot of local hoops...
Stenger says his plan to build the county's economy would focus on workforce development and corporate infrastructure. Repeats how he wants to bring Google Fiber into the STL area. Would Google Fiber be enough to help STL County's economically languishing areas?
Stenger says there's common ground about "cooperating" with STL City. Says he supported the partial merger of the STL City and STL County ecodevo agencies.
Stenger says it's "important not make a political decision" about whether to merge STL City somehow with the county. Says more studies need to be done and there needs to be a specific proposal.
Marsh: Can somebody have an opinion on the city-county merger without a study?
Stenger: "I don't think at this point that the issue is far enough along to make a determination one way or another."
Talk of a city-county merger has been talked about for decades. Does somebody need the Better Together study to be completed in order to make a determination on whether it's philosophically a good or bad idea?
Both Rick Stream and Tony Pousosa have said they oppose a city-county merger. So there's that.
Stenger says he will vote for Amendment 7.
Thanks so much to all of you for joining us for today's live chat. We'll have a recap and more on stlpublicradio.org later today. Again, we'll have Republican candidates Rick Stream and Tony Pousosa on with us on July 29.
That's it! Thank you for joining us on this live chat. August 5 is not too far away.