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Council chair’s defense of county auditor lame

Council chair’s defense of county auditor lame

September 12, 2017

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The soap opera “As the County Turns” took another twist last week with County Council Chairman Sam Page’s lame defense of the council’s hiring of county Auditor Mark Tucker. Page, a Democrat from Creve Coeur who re...

Guyer’s oversight ensures success of Lindbergh projects

August 15, 2017

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Lindbergh Schools’ sixth elementary school, Dressel, officially opens to students today — Thursday, Aug. 17 — as the new school year begins. What a magnificent building. The state-of-the-art elementary school features...

Planning panel recommends denial of Despotis’ Court Drive proposal

August 9, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Planning and Zoning Commission voted last week to recommend the Board of Aldermen deny a proposal to construct attached homes and rezone 1.22 acres as commercial near Court Drive. The commission voted 8-0 Aug. 2 to recommend...

Crestwood’s transparency continuing to take a hit under Stump

August 8, 2017

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Crestwood turns opaque with city attorney’s guidance Simple math apparently is a topic protected by attorney-client privilege in Crestwood. It’s no secret that City Attorney Lisa Stump of Lashly & Baer has a cloudy i...

County Council members fail to fulfill office’s duties

July 25, 2017

One of an elected official’s primary responsibilities is to be fully informed about legislation being considered by the governmental body on which they serve. That’s pretty fundamental, right? Yet we can clearly recall one former Mehlville Board of Education member who would show up at meetings...

Revised McManus request addresses Trakas’ issues

July 18, 2017

A revised rezoning proposal by McManus Construction Co. to move from Affton to the former Tee Time Family Fun Center on Lemay Ferry Road was considered last week by the county Planning Commission, which recommended the County Council approve the request. Rob McManus’ request to move his business from...

State’s Sunshine Law still one of weakest in country

Mike Anthony

July 11, 2017

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Missouri Open Meetings and Records Act, also known as the Sunshine Law, marked its 56th anniversary earlier this year. Despite the longevity of the law, designed to promote open government, there was very little to celebrate...

City’s residents have right to know who initiated suit

July 6, 2017

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen recently voted in closed session to authorize City Attorney Robert E. Jones to file a lawsuit against the owners of a property on Rayburn Avenue “to obtain judgment for payment of the city’s...

Public hearing set on Crestwood company’s request to modify existing landscaping plan

Public hearing set on Crestwood company’s request to modify existing landscaping plan

June 27, 2017

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen planned to conduct a public hearing earlier this week on a company’s request to modify an existing landscaping plan. The Board of Aldermen was set to meet Tuesday night — after the Call went to press. Wholesale Siding Depot, 9860 Big Bend Road, is seeking to modify...

City officials suffer from severe buyer’s remorse

May 31, 2017

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Crestwood officials must be suffering from a severe case of buyer’s remorse, given the lawsuit they filed last week challenging the constitutionality of two state laws requiring the city to make annual payments to th...

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