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It took 18 months, but you did indeed save Tower Tee

It took 18 months, but you did indeed save Tower Tee

May 30, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd There were people who said Tower Tee could not be saved. They said it would never come back. But a group of highly organized, very determined South County residents still came to St. Louis County Council meetings every week, rain or shine, winter or summer, meeting after meeting for 18 m...

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...

Sunset Hills should keep its slower zoning process

Sunset Hills should keep its slower zoning process

May 16, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd We applaud the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen for maintaining the current policy of requiring second readings for all bills unless all seven aldermen agree otherwise. The system in Sunset Hills is currently set up so that legislation automatically gets a first reading one month and a...

A new county executive, and we hope a new St. Louis County

A new county executive, and we hope a new St. Louis County

May 10, 2019

Editorial Dr. Sam Page is now County Executive Sam Page, the county’s ninth county executive. He will serve until at least Dec. 31, 2020, and a special election to fill the rest of former County Executive Steve Stenger’s term will be held in fall 2020. Page is not yet sure whether he will run ...

Our Call: County Council needs to meet at same time all year

Our Call: County Council needs to meet at same time all year

April 26, 2019

Editorial The St. Louis County Council met Tuesday — but we wouldn’t be surprised if you missed it. That’s because the council met at 11 a.m. instead of its usual time of 6:30 p.m. Why? We’re not sure. Council Vice Chair Hazel Erby, D-University City, who represents the 1st District, made the motion l...

Our Call: Sunshine Law should be enforced, not threatened

Our Call: Sunshine Law should be enforced, not threatened

February 15, 2019

Editorial This newspaper will never compromise on the Sunshine Law. We don’t think our state legislators should either. It’s that simple. The Sunshine Law is basic — public records belong to the public, whether government officials like that or not. Yet last week saw a rollback in the Missou...

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...

Our Call: Step up and run for office for you and south county

Gloria Lloyd

January 10, 2019

Editorial Interest in elections in various government entities ebbs and flows based on the year and the issue, but this year might be a first: The year when there are zero competitive races in municipal/school board/fire board elections in south county. We can’t ever recall that happening. But b...

Our Call: Council members need to provide their budget ideas

Gloria Lloyd

December 12, 2018

Editorial By Gloria Lloyd Call readers are familiar with the ongoing saga of the St. Louis County budget, which it appears will be the latest clash in a long string of them between the County Council and County Executive Steve Stenger. The county budget currently has a $10 million operational deficit tha...

McCaskill, Wagner, Galloway, Stenger: Call makes more endorsements for next week’s elections

McCaskill, Wagner, Galloway, Stenger: Call makes more endorsements for next week’s elections

November 2, 2018

Editorial by the Call The Call makes the following endorsements for the election Tuesday, Nov. 6. You can also read the Call's endorsements for state legislative races and Crestwood mayor and Missouri constitutional amendments and propositions.  U.S. Senate The race at the top of the Nov. 6 ba...

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