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Play Gloria: Will of voters is upheld for once with bodycam votes

Play Gloria: Will of voters is upheld for once with bodycam votes

July 11, 2019

Editorial By Gloria Lloyd Too often St. Louis County voters have voted for something and then had their wishes ignored. But as of last week, that isn’t the case with body cameras for the St. Louis County Police Department, a key promise county officials set out before the April 2017 vote for the Pr...

Play Gloria: The quiet visionary behind Lindbergh facilities retires

Play Gloria: The quiet visionary behind Lindbergh facilities retires

July 4, 2019

Editorial By Gloria Lloyd Some government officials will probably never see their name on a building, but they truly live lives of dedicated public service. One of the best examples of that locally is Lindbergh Schools Executive Director of Planning and Development Karl Guyer, who retired last w...

Democracy in action in county is great for residents

Democracy in action in county is great for residents

June 26, 2019

Editorial By Gloria Lloyd St. Louis County government has its problems, but in many ways it is also a thriving, healthy democracy. If anyone wanted to see that democracy in action, they could find it last week at the town hall on property assessments jointly co-hosted by county Assessor Jake Z...

Play Gloria: Four governments should not all meet at same time

Play Gloria: Four governments should not all meet at same time

June 20, 2019

Editorial By Gloria Lloyd This summer, the Crestwood Board of Aldermen is holding its meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month instead of the second Tuesday. Usually that would be an insignificant summer sidebar. But it’s a step forward in transparency for residents. That’s because Crestwood gover...

Whether Blues win or not, they represent all of us

Whether Blues win or not, they represent all of us

June 13, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com By the time this issue arrives in most of your mailboxes, you’ll know whether the St. Louis Blues won the Stanley Cup. But at the time I’m writing this, all I know is that they lost Sunday and are set to play the Boston Bruins in...

Who will you honor on D-Day’s 75th anniversary?

Who will you honor on D-Day’s 75th anniversary?

June 5, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com As you can read in this issue of The Call, this week the Oakville High School Tiger Band will be one of the few bands from the United States granted the honor of performing in Normandy, France, for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. This...

Erby served the entire county, not just 1st District

Erby served the entire county, not just 1st District

May 23, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd Several years ago, in the middle of one County Council brawl or another — they all run together after awhile — this reporter was talking to a group of South County residents outside 41 S. Central Ave. in Clayton, the Government Center, when 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erb...

Our Call: Mehlville’s achievement is deserving of a celebration

Our Call: Mehlville’s achievement is deserving of a celebration

February 28, 2019

Editorial By Gloria Lloyd No one was happier than the editorial board of this newspaper when the Mehlville School District’s 2018 statewide test scores were publicly revealed Feb. 1. On the back of high growth in student achievement year-on-year, the district earned a near-perfect score o...

Our Call: Legislators need to follow their own Sunshine Laws

The Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City.

February 1, 2019

Editorial By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Missouri Legislature designs and governs Sunshine Law for every public official in the state. But ironically, the Legislature has historically exempted itself from that very law that it tells other government officials to follow. Em...

Our Call: Crestwood takes some steps toward the sunshine

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January 24, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd Editorial This column is going to do something that hasn’t happened in a long time: Applaud an effort by Crestwood in regards to the Sunshine Law. Yes, you read that right. The Board of Aldermen met in a closed session Jan. 10 to “lawyer up,” as they say, for the city’s lawsuit...

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