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Switch to county manager fails at Charter Commission; South County cities supported it

Switch to county manager fails at Charter Commission; South County cities supported it

October 7, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County will continue to have a strong county-executive form of government for the likely future after a Charter Commission proposal to switch to a county manager died in discussion. The county manager idea has been discussed ...

St. Louis County Charter Commission debates making elections nonpartisan

St. Louis County Charter Commission debates making elections nonpartisan

August 27, 2019

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. ...

Should county executive be ceremonial? Charter panel considers county manager

Should county executive be ceremonial? Charter panel considers county manager

June 19, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The St. Louis County Charter Commission is exploring the possibility of changing the structure of county government, making the county executive position more of a ceremonial role while installing a “county manager” similar to a ...

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