St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger sent a letter to Governor Eric Greitens on Wednesday requesting that he fill a long-vacant position on the Bi-State Development Agency board.
Krewson and Stenger originally requested the governor to fill the seat back in August and submitted potential nominees to Gov. Greitens to fill one Missouri vacancy and to replace four Missouri members on the Bi-State Development Agency board whose terms have expired.
The main concern regarding MetroLink is the increase in crime over the last few years, Krewson and Stenger have stated in the past that a “reset” is needed regarding the Bi-State board.
The joint letter states that public safety is the main concern and maintaining safety requires the governor to be a willing participant in order to see meaningful changes regarding MetroLink.
“Thank you for your interest in MetroLink safety. We know that the safety for MetroLink users is a top priority that requires active cooperation from all of us,” the letter states. “The Bi-State Development Agency’s board has one vacancy and several board members whose terms have been expired for a while. Last year we sent you several nominees as required by law.”
The governor has yet to respond to the letter, or fill the positions.
Bi-State Development serves the City of St. Louis and seven adjacent counties, including Missouri’s Jefferson, St. Charles, and St. Louis Counties, and Illinois’ Madison, Monroe and St. Clair Counties.