Editorial

It took 18 months, but you did indeed save Tower Tee

By Gloria Lloyd There were people who said Tower Tee could not be saved. They said it would never come back. But a group of highly organized, very determined South County residents still came to St. Louis County Council meetings every week, rain or shine, winter or summer, meeting after meeting for 18 months. And

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Erby served the entire county, not just 1st District

By Gloria Lloyd Several years ago, in the middle of one County Council brawl or another — they all run together after awhile — this reporter was talking to a group of South County residents outside 41 S. Central Ave. in Clayton, the Government Center, when 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby, D-University City, emerged. That

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Sunset Hills should keep its slower zoning process

By Gloria Lloyd We applaud the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen for maintaining the current policy of requiring second readings for all bills unless all seven aldermen agree otherwise. The system in Sunset Hills is currently set up so that legislation automatically gets a first reading one month and a second reading the next month,

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

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 Andrew Koenig, one of the senators who represents South County, believes that newspapers are an “outdated, archaic form of communication.”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 for your input, Senator. We invite you to

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The Call makes endorsements for contests in the April 2 election

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-cent no-tax-rate-increase bond issue is approved

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

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. Residents Donald Lattray and Matthew

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