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Surprisingly, reader says he agrees with Broughton about something

Letters to the editor

March 26, 2020

Letter to the Editor To the editor: In what some may find surprising, I wanted to mention some areas of agreement with Green Park Ward 1 Alderman Michael Broughton. If I’m correct, I believe he is opposed to Better Together and I’m definitely opposed to Better Together. A recent letter ...

Top 10 Stories of the Year: Merger, Stenger and trolley place regionalism on St. Louis center stage

Top 10 Stories of the Year: Merger, Stenger and trolley place regionalism on St. Louis center stage

January 9, 2020

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com With the leaked news that nonprofit organization Better Together was proposing a sweeping city-county merger that would merge St. Louis County and St. Louis city into one new “megacity” that would be one of the largest cities in the nat...

One city, one district? City-county Board of Freeholders could change 24 school districts

One city, one district? City-county Board of Freeholders could change 24 school districts

November 19, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com At least one member of the Board of Freeholders believes that education could fall under the board’s powers to reorganize city-county government — but whether voters would approve any plan to combine school districts is another questi...

Board of Freeholders set to start its meetings this week, without the city

Board of Freeholder appointee Carol Stoker and, pictured behind her in an orange tie, appointee Dr. Alex Garza. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

November 12, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Board of Freeholders that could approve a city-county merger was set to meet for the first time this week after St. Louis County approved its nominees, but the city still hasn’t approved its half of the board. The county freeholders...

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

County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas questions County Executive Sam Page's Board of Freeholders appointees. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

October 28, 2019

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 hasn’t approved its half of the board. The County Council approved eight of the...

Freeholders grilled by council; city ones fail

Freeholders grilled by council; city ones fail

October 22, 2019

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 ...

Our Call: South County needs more than one single Freeholder

Our Call: South County needs more than one single Freeholder

October 9, 2019

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 ig...

Freeholders include just one South County representative; council pushing back

Then-council chairman Sam Page listens to Police Chief John Belmar during a committee meeting in 2018. Now County Executive, Page will renegotiate the lease for The Crossings, formerly Northwest Plaza mall. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

October 8, 2019

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 other reasons, on...

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