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Our Call: Council GOP fumbles its chance to shine for voters

Our Call: Council GOP fumbles its chance to shine for voters

December 12, 2019

Editorial In the 30 years The Call has been covering St. Louis County government, it has historically been the Democrats on the County Council who have repressed free speech and public comment, while Republicans have been the voice of reason arguing that residents should have more access to their publ...

Loop Trolley near end of the line: Shuts down Dec. 29, as Bi-State eyes takeover

Then-County Executive Steve Stenger did not attend the March 12, 2015 groundbreaking for the Loop Trolley. Officials in attendance, from left, were Les Sterman of the Loop Trolley Committee; Susan Trautman, executive director, Great Rivers Greenway; former St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay; Joe Edwards; Mokhtee Ahmad, region administrator of Region 7 for the Federal Transit Authority; former University City Mayor Shelley Welsch; and former Metro CEO John Nations.

December 9, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Loop Trolley will shut down at the end of the year, but Missouri-Illinois transit agency Bi-State is looking into whether it can take over the derailed trolley line. The trolley came with a $52 million price tag and high hopes from its big...

City bid for airport privatization leads to calls for regional governance

City bid for airport privatization leads to calls for regional governance

December 3, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com So far the process that could potentially lead to the privatization of the St. Louis airport is mostly a mystery, with the city of St. Louis’ closed-door discussions leading to calls by neighboring officials for greater regional control o...

St. Louis County hires outside attorneys to appeal $20 million discrimination verdict

Chief Jon Belmar, right, speaks at the memorial for Officer Blake Snyder held at Affton High School the night Snyder was killed, Oct. 6, 2016, with Sgt. Keith Wildhaber, second from left, looking on. Photo by Bill Milligan.

November 7, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County is hiring outside attorneys to appeal the $20 million discrimination verdict a jury awarded Oct. 25 to an Oakville police sergeant who said he was repeatedly passed over for promotions because he is gay. By handing down a...

Affton will get Missouri’s first food truck garden, if County Council approves

Affton will get Missouri's first food truck garden, if County Council approves

November 6, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com If the County Council approves, Missouri’s first food truck garden will be coming to St. Louis next year, overcoming objections from some of its neighbors in Affton. As first reported by The Call, developers of the Affton Plaza shopping ...

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...

Erby resigning County Council seat to take job working under Page

Then-County Executive Steve Stenger, then-County Council Chairman Sam Page and then-1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby listen to speakers at the July 24, 2018 council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

May 11, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Hazel Erby is resigning from the St. Louis County Council to take a job working for County Executive Sam Page. Page announced Thursday that he appointed 1st District Councilwoman Erby, D-University City, to the newly created county governm...

County Council selects Sam Page as county executive after Stenger resigns

Former County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to then council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Page became county executive April 19, after Stenger resigned from the position and pled guilty to federal corruption charges. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

April 29, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com In a whirlwind turn of events Monday in St. Louis County, County Council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, is the county's new leader after County Executive Steve Stenger resigned when a federal grand jury indicted him on charges of pay-...

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