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Alderwoman seeks to assume, then cut city government position

One St. Louis alderwoman seeks to shrink the size of city government.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Ward 16 representative, Donna Baringer, is seeking the office of license collector, only to eliminate it. Baringer would fill the vacancy left by Mike McMilan who left to lead the St. Louis Urban League.

Baringer says she wants to implement a plan that would merge the office's duties with those in other departments. According to the Post-Dispatch, this work would be done by the end of 2017.

The city's license collector issues business licenses.

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