Ernie Trakas

Charter Commission offers new Charter with no major changes

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com 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

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Clancy elected chair of council; GOP rejected as vice chair

Pictured above: New 5th District Councilwoman Lisa Clancy, center, listens to members of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership board testify Jan. 15, 2019, along with 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, left, and 7th District Councilman Mark Harder. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Democrats are officially back in control of

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Jefferson Barracks gets its first memorial for Vietnam veterans in a 2019 milestone

Pictured above: County Executive Sam Page, right, and County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas, middle, speak with Terry Aubrey, president of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Association, at the Oct. 3 dedication. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com In a milestone for Jefferson Barracks, the first memorial to those who fought and

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Our Call: Council GOP fumbles its chance to shine for voters

Editorial In the 30 years The Call has been covering St. Louis County government, it has historically been the Democrats on the County Council who have repressed free speech and public comment, while Republicans have been the voice of reason arguing that residents should have more access to their public officials. Democrats wanted public comments

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Flooded homes could get FEMA buyouts

Pictured above: River City Boulevard, at the intersection of Lemay Ferry Road, was inaccessible due to rising floodwater from the River des Peres Thursday, May 30. The Mississippi River, which backs up into the River des Peres, was expected to crest the next Saturday. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com South

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First food truck garden in state coming to Affton after approval

Pictured above: rendering of the proposed Affton Plaza food truck garden. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Missouri’s first food truck garden will be coming to St. Louis next year, overcoming objections from some of its neighbors in Affton with St. Louis County Council approval. As first reported by The Call, developers of the Affton

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