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Charter ‘citizens’ bill of rights’ is rejected, won’t go to voters

Charter ‘citizens’ bill of rights’ is rejected, won’t go to voters

December 18, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com An effort to add a “citizens’ bill of rights” to the St. Louis County Charter was struck down by the county Charter Commission. The bill of rights, introduced by Commissioner Chris Grahn-Howard, would be placed directly after the...

Switch to county manager fails at Charter Commission; South County cities supported it

The 2019 St. Louis County Charter Commission convenes for its first meeting Feb. 21. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

October 7, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County will continue to have a strong county-executive form of government for the likely future after a Charter Commission proposal to switch to a county manager died in discussion. The county manager idea has been discussed ...

Charter panel weighs changes to appeals

In a series of public Board of Equalization hearings July 25, commercial and residential property owners try to convince that they properties are worth less than originally assessed. More often than not, their bids to reverse the hike on their properties were turned down, especially in cases where property owners did not bring photo evidence to back up their cases. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

August 15, 2019

In a series of public Board of Equalization hearings July 25, commercial and residential property owners try to convince that they properties are worth less than originally assessed.  The current Board of Equalization is comprised of three members; under the Charter Commission's potential proposal, the...

Charter Commission set to start meeting weekly

The 2019 St. Louis County Charter Commission convenes for its first meeting Feb. 21. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

April 2, 2019

The 2019 St. Louis County Charter Commission convenes for its first meeting Feb. 21. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Three months into its yearlong deadline, the St. Louis County Charter Commission hasn’t made any decisions yet, but made...

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