City-County Merger News

Eight of Page’s nine appointees to Board of Freeholders approved; city nods still in limbo

Pictured above: County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas questions County Executive Sam Page’s Board of Freeholders appointees. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The status of the Board of Freeholders that could approve a city-county merger is up in the air after St. Louis County approved its nominees, but the city still

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Freeholders grilled by council; city ones fail

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Council grilled County Executive Sam Page’s nine prospective appointees to the 19-member Board of Freeholders last week on issues ranging from their views on a potential city-county merger to whether they feel they can represent unincorporated areas even though they mostly live in cities. The

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Our Call: South County needs more than one single Freeholder

An Editorial from Call Newspapers We were as hopeful as anyone about the Board of Freeholders, the once-in-a-generation city-county board that is convening to decide whether to change the way the region operates. But we have to officially oppose the appointments because South County is already being ignored in the process, with a single seat

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Freeholders include just one South County representative; council pushing back

Pictured above: Then-council chairman Sam Page during a committee meeting last summer. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. Forand excited for ‘honor’ of representing South County By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Members of the St. Louis County Council are pushing back against County Executive Sam Page’s nine selections for the city-county Board of Freeholders because, among

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Board of Electors will review city-county ties

Originally published July 26, 1990 as a sidebar to an article on the Board of Freeholders/Board of Electors that was constituted in 1990. Aides to St. Louis County Executive H.C. Milford Saturday announced the names of the nine-member Board of Electors. The time and date of the first meeting will be announced Friday, said Dee Joyner,

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Board of Electors will pass on county reorganization

By Bill Milligan Editor wmilligan@callnewspapers.com Originally published July 26, 1990 (with a sidebar listing the Board of Freeholders appointees) County Executive H.C. Milford last week asked appointees to a new Board of Electors not to propose another reorganization of St. Louis County. Missouri Supreme Court officials last month ordered Milford to appoint electors to replace

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