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GOP council members seek to limit county executive’s authority to issue stay-at-home orders

Seventh District Councilman Mark Harder and 3rd District Councilman Tim Fitch nominate 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas to serve as presiding officer of the St. Louis County Council at a May 2019 meeting.

July 21, 2020

Republican County Council members are seeking to restrict the power of the county executive to issue stay-at-home and public health orders without the consent of the County Council. Two of the three GOP council members, 3rd District Councilman Tim Fitch, R-Fenton, and 7th District Councilman Mark...

Charter Commission sends 14 changes to ballot, but major ideas fail in voting

Charter Commission sends 14 changes to ballot, but major ideas fail in voting

December 30, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Charter Commission wrapped up the process of approving proposals and voting on ballot measures for amendments to the Charter with only one meeting left in its year to review and recommend changes to the St. Louis County Charter befor...

Charter Commission holds public forum this weekend in South County

Charter Commission holds public forum this weekend in South County

September 17, 2019

In an effort to “maintain transparency and increase public knowledge,” the St. Louis County Charter Commission will host a series of public forums: ● Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. in the County Council Chambers, 41 S. Central. ● Saturday, Sept. 21 at 1 p.m. at Jefferson Barracks Visitor’s...

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

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

July 23, 2019

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, and lawyer James R. Layton to fil...

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...

County Council members disagree on implications of proposed county Charter amendment

County Counselor Peter Krane responds to a question from County Council members at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

March 28, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Some members of the St. Louis County Council believe they could get better legal representation if county voters approve an amendment to the county Charter next week, but others predict nothing substantial will change even if the amendment is...

Council Democrats trying to oust Stenger for absenteeism

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.

March 5, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  Web exclusive update: The County Council voted 4-2 for the resolution Tuesday night - after this article went to press for this week's print edition. Stay tuned to our website for an updated article. In a first for St. Louis County, the Democ...

Stenger would be city-county ‘metro mayor’ through 2025

Steve Stenger, standing alongside his wife and children, is sworn in as the St. Louis County Executive by Judge Henry E. Autrey on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Stenger won re-election for county executive for a second term in the November 2018 election. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

February 6, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewpapers.com Steve Stenger has been a lot of things in life: Affton native. Rock singer. Certified public accountant. Criminal defense attorney. Municipal prosecutor. Councilman. County executive. And if a plan for a St. Louis city-county merger goes t...

County Council hints it might take months to approve 2019 budget plan

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.

December 11, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Council declined to take up any bills related to the 2019 county budget last week, and council members signaled that they are willing to wait months if they have to in order to get a budget they want to pass. The $772 m...

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