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Our Call: The Planning Commission should be unincorporated

Our Call: The Planning Commission should be unincorporated

August 1, 2019

Editorial The St. Louis County Charter Commission is meeting weekly to decide on changes it could make to the county Charter, the constitution-like document that governs how the county operates. While the panel is meeting, here’s our suggestion: We believe it should be a requirement that members of th...

Our Call: From county executive to felon: The Steve Stenger decade

Our Call: From county executive to felon: The Steve Stenger decade

May 9, 2019

Editorial And to think, it all started with trash districts. And a swimming pool. More than a decade ago when a young, ambitious attorney named Steve Stenger challenged 6th District County Councilman John Campisi, R-South County, his main contention was that Campisi was a crook, misusing taxpayer ...

Our Call: County Council needs to meet at same time all year

Our Call: County Council needs to meet at same time all year

April 26, 2019

Editorial The St. Louis County Council met Tuesday — but we wouldn’t be surprised if you missed it. That’s because the council met at 11 a.m. instead of its usual time of 6:30 p.m. Why? We’re not sure. Council Vice Chair Hazel Erby, D-University City, who represents the 1st District, made the motion l...

Our Call: End newspaper notices? Koenig’s idea is a bad one

Our Call: End newspaper notices? Koenig’s idea is a bad one

April 11, 2019

Editorial Sen. Andrew Koenig, one of the senators who represents South County, believes that newspapers are an “outdated, archaic form of communication.” It probably comes as no surprise that we strongly disagree and see newspapers as a living, breathing part of American culture and life. But thanks ...

Our Call: Better Together is changing, so let’s change statewide vote.

Our Call: Better Together is changing, so let’s change statewide vote.

April 4, 2019

Editorial  We applaud Better Together for changing its plan for a St. Louis city-county merger so that County Executive Steve Stenger will no longer serve a two-year unelected term. Cynics might say that the group only made the change because of the federal subpoena that was served on the county M...

The Call makes endorsements for contests in the April 2 election

The Call makes endorsements for contests in the April 2 election

March 27, 2019

Editorial  MSD Proposition S stormwater impervious fee We were neutral on this proposition, but if longtime MSD critic Tom Sullivan actually thinks it might be a good idea, we can’t help but agree. The Call endorses Prop S. Lindbergh Proposition R bond issue If Prop R, a $105 million, 83-c...

Our Call: Who’s running in Green Park? Who would know?

Our Call: Who’s running in Green Park? Who would know?

March 27, 2019

Editorial There are few competitive races in south county in this election, but the one competive aldermanic race is in Green Park. With Mayor Bob Reinagel stepping down, Ward 2 Alderman Tim Thuston is the only candidate who filed for mayor. That creates a vacancy in Thuston’s Ward 2 seat. Reside...

Our Call: Lindbergh’s finances well-run; Lake excels as leader

Our Call: Lindbergh’s finances well-run; Lake excels as leader

March 21, 2019

Editorial Lindbergh Schools is asking the public to vote for a $105 million no-tax-rate-increase bond issue next month, called Prop R for Safe and Ready. The bond issue would not increase the district’s current tax rate, but extend current bonds for five years. The money would go to build a new a...

Our Call: Happy Sunshine Week, and here’s to a better 2019

Our Call: Happy Sunshine Week, and here’s to a better 2019

March 14, 2019

Editorial The current state of siege on the Sunshine Law seems to never stop. We wish we had better news to deliver during this week, Sunshine Week, a national initiative designed to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. Two of the biggest success stories fo...

Our Call: Mehlville’s achievement is deserving of a celebration

Our Call: Mehlville’s achievement is deserving of a celebration

February 28, 2019

Editorial By Gloria Lloyd No one was happier than the editorial board of this newspaper when the Mehlville School District’s 2018 statewide test scores were publicly revealed Feb. 1. On the back of high growth in student achievement year-on-year, the district earned a near-perfect score o...

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