Colleen Wasinger

Nonpartisan elections fail at Charter Commission

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A Charter Commission proposal to make elections in St. Louis County nonpartisan failed to move forward last week. The idea of making countywide elections nonpartisan has been discussed throughout the Charter Commission’s past nine months of meeting to discuss changes to the county Charter. The idea was often discussed

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St. Louis County Charter Commission debates making elections nonpartisan

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Four months before its deadline to review and recommend changes to the county Charter, the St. Louis County Charter Commission is exploring the possibility of drafting a proposal that would make all countywide elections nonpartisan. The idea of making county elections nonpartisan has been a theme throughout the Charter

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Commission plagued with vacancies as it aims for vote on changes to Charter

Pictured above: 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  Editor’s Note: According to an amended add-on agenda sent out Tuesday morning for the July 23 County Council meeting, County Executive Sam Page nominated Wellston Mayor Nathaniel Griffin, a Democrat,

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St. Louis County celebrates Pride Month like never before

Pictured above: Rainbow flags lined the walkway between the county Government Center in Clayton and the courthouse in June. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County emphasized gay pride much more than it ever has before for Pride Month in June, lining the Government Center with rainbow flags and

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Stenger balks at legal bills from County Council’s outside lawyer

Pictured above: County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The outside attorney for the St. Louis County Council wants taxpayers to fund legal bills for its lawsuits, but County Executive Steve Stenger is

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Fitch set for new role as councilman

Pictured above: Tim Fitch speaks at a Republicans club meeting during his run for the St. Louis County Council. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Former St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch will have a new role serving the public starting in January after winning the Nov. 6 election for the 3rd District seat

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Voters weigh ‘parks protection’ in Charter

Workers lower one of the largest pedestrian trail bridges in St. Louis County into place at Cliff Cave Park in Oakville, July 2017.  Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Far down on the ballot voters will see next week, just above the judges, are a series of Charter amendments, including an amendment to ban the sale

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