Legislators Should Seriously Consider the Failings of the Saint Louis Land Bank before Creating a Kansas City Land Bank
Saint Louis, the city where I live and work, is home to the oldest land bank in the United States. The Saint Louis land bank, also known as the Land Reutilization Authority, has been in existence for more than four decades. It owns more than 10,000 parcels, making it the largest land holder in the City of Saint Louis. I hope that you consider its track record before creating a similar entity in Kansas City.