Election

Crestwood adopts resolution against city-county merger

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Crestwood Board of Aldermen is taking an official position against a merger of St. Louis city and St. Louis County. The board adopted a resolution against a city-county merger at its meeting Tuesday night. The resolution, which was approved unanimously by the board 7-0 with Ward 2 Alderman Justin

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The Call makes endorsements for contests in the April 2 election

Editorial  MSD Proposition S stormwater impervious fee We were neutral on this proposition, but if longtime MSD critic Tom Sullivan actually thinks it might be a good idea, we can’t help but agree. The Call endorses Prop S. Lindbergh Proposition R bond issue If Prop R, a $105 million, 83-cent no-tax-rate-increase bond issue is approved

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Our Call: Who’s running in Green Park? Who would know?

Editorial There are few competitive races in south county in this election, but the one competive aldermanic race is in Green Park. With Mayor Bob Reinagel stepping down, Ward 2 Alderman Tim Thuston is the only candidate who filed for mayor. That creates a vacancy in Thuston’s Ward 2 seat. Residents Donald Lattray and Matthew

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Better Together changes after Stenger subpoena: ‘Metro Mayor’ elected in 2022, not 2024

Pictured above: Mayor Lyda Krewson, left, listens to County Executive Steve Stenger say he supports ‘transformative’ change for the region at the Better Together rollout Jan. 28. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A day after County Executive Steve Stenger, the choice for the St. Louis city-county merger’s “Metro Mayor,” said he

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Baumgarth challenges Ryan for Mehlville fire board seat

Pictured above: Ed Ryan (left) and Fred Baumgarth (right) By Erin Achenbach  Staff Reporter  eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Former firefighter Fred Baumgarth is challenging incumbent Ed Ryan for a seat on the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors in the election Tuesday, April 2. Baumgarth, 65, 9744 Green Park Road, is a retiree and a newcomer to

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Lindbergh’s Prop R focuses on security

Pictured above: Lindbergh National Honor Society students led members of the public on tours of Lindbergh High School on March 13. The tour was to show the public the improvements needed for the high school, which would be funded by Prop R. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  Lindbergh Schools’ proposed no-tax-rate-increase

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Ed Ryan faces a former Mehlville firefighter in re-election bid

Pictured above: MFPD Secretary Ed Ryan speaks during a meeting in summer 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com In an election that is more low-key than most races for the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors in recent years, incumbent fire board member Ed Ryan is being challenged by

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