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Charter Commission offers new Charter with no major changes

Charter Commission offers new Charter with no major changes

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

January 21, 2020

After a year marred by a late start, absentee members and conflict over procedures, the St. Louis County Charter Commission has wrapped up its job of studying and recommending changes to the county Charter with no major proposals, but 20 minor amendments that it will present as a new Charter. In the commission’...

Nonpartisan elections fail at Charter Commission

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

October 22, 2019

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 o...

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. ...

Charter panel weighs changes to appeals

In a series of public Board of Equalization hearings July 25, commercial and residential property owners try to convince that they properties are worth less than originally assessed. More often than not, their bids to reverse the hike on their properties were turned down, especially in cases where property owners did not bring photo evidence to back up their cases. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

August 15, 2019

In a series of public Board of Equalization hearings July 25, commercial and residential property owners try to convince that they properties are worth less than originally assessed.  The current Board of Equalization is comprised of three members; under the Charter Commission's potential proposal, the...

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...

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