From the St. Louis Post Dispatch:
Congratulations to the residents of Sunset Hills, MO for voting out those responsible for the abuse of Eminent Domain which completely disrupted their lives. This does little to repair the damage wrought by the former city government but sends a strong message that local politicians will be held accountable.
On Tuesday, in what amounted to a sweeping condemnation of city officials' handling of the Sunset Manor redevelopment project, more than half of Sunset Hills' leadership was voted out of office.
Next Tuesday, Mayor Jim Hobbs will step down, along with Aldermen John Tipton, John Smith, Robert Brockhaus and A. Ron Kaemmerer. Taking their places will be Mayor-elect John Hunzeker and Aldermen-elect Franklin Hardy, Thomas Hrastich, Lynn Flowers and Frank Gregory.
The challengers ran on a platform that focused on eminent domain abuse and targeted the failed plan for a $184 million shopping center in Sunset Manor.