Editorial

Endorsements for the April 1992 election

My Call By Bill Milligan Editor wmilligan@callnewspapers.com Originally published April 2, 1992 These endorsements are in the best interest of citizens in St. Louis County. Whether you agree or not isn’t as important as the exercise of your constitutional right to go to the polls and vote. Lantos, Fowler best candidates for Mehlville Incumbents Alex

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Our Call: Sweeney should get more than probation for crimes

Editorial Sometimes crime does pay. That’s the lesson courtroom observers learned from the Aug. 16 sentencing of former St. Louis Economic Development CEO Sheila Sweeney. Or should we say lack of sentencing, because Sweeney somehow got away with probation for covering up former County Executive Steve Stenger’s sprawling corruption scheme to exchange campaign donations for

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Our Call: Stenger’s campaign speeches could use revising

Editorial Imagine if Steve Stenger had run an honest campaign for re-election as St. Louis County executive. What would he have said? We’ll use Stenger’s own words — but certainly not the ones he trumpeted in his campaign literature. He always proclaimed that he was an “attorney and CPA,” but he’s neither anymore. The campaign’s

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Our Call: The Planning Commission should be unincorporated

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 the county Planning Commission live in unincorporated

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Write us: Behind the scenes of The Call’s opinion page

By Gloria Lloyd  Nearly every week, I get extensive feedback on The Call’s Letters to the Editor section, mostly good and some bad. The bad is usually from people who overlook the heading at the top that says “Opinions” and mistake individual letters to the editor for the opinions of this newspaper, or for articles.

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Democracy in action in county is great for residents

Editorial By Gloria Lloyd St. Louis County government has its problems, but in many ways it is also a thriving, healthy democracy. If anyone wanted to see that democracy in action, they could find it last week at the town hall on property assessments jointly co-hosted by county Assessor Jake Zimmerman and County Council members

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Play Gloria: Four governments should not all meet at same time

Editorial By Gloria Lloyd This summer, the Crestwood Board of Aldermen is holding its meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month instead of the second Tuesday. Usually that would be an insignificant summer sidebar. But it’s a step forward in transparency for residents. That’s because Crestwood government watchers, like their counterparts in Sunset Hills,

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