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Board of Freeholders set to start its meetings this week, without the city

Board of Freeholder appointee Carol Stoker and, pictured behind her in an orange tie, appointee Dr. Alex Garza. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

November 12, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Board of Freeholders that could approve a city-county merger was set to meet for the first time this week after St. Louis County approved its nominees, but the city still hasn’t approved its half of the board. The county freeholders...

Eight of Page’s nine appointees to Board of Freeholders approved; city nods still in limbo

County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas questions County Executive Sam Page's Board of Freeholders appointees. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

October 28, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The status of the Board of Freeholders that could approve a city-county merger is up in the air after St. Louis County approved its nominees, but the city still hasn’t approved its half of the board. The County Council approved eight of the...

Freeholders grilled by council; city ones fail

Freeholders grilled by council; city ones fail

October 22, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Council grilled County Executive Sam Page’s nine prospective appointees to the 19-member Board of Freeholders last week on issues ranging from their views on a potential city-county merger to whether they feel they can ...

Loop Trolley set to derail without new county cash

Then-County Executive Steve Stenger did not attend the March 12, 2015 groundbreaking for the Loop Trolley. Officials in attendance, from left, were Les Sterman of the Loop Trolley Committee; Susan Trautman, executive director, Great Rivers Greenway; former St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay; Joe Edwards; Mokhtee Ahmad, region administrator of Region 7 for the Federal Transit Authority; former University City Mayor Shelley Welsch; and former Metro CEO John Nations.

October 15, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Loop Trolley could clang, clang, clang into insolvency if it doesn’t receive an emergency cash infusion of $700,000 by the end of the year and $200,000 before the end of November — and trolley operators want the money from St. Louis...

Public hearings set for first St. Louis County medical marijuana dispensaries, Delmar Gardens expansion

Public hearings set for first St. Louis County medical marijuana dispensaries, Delmar Gardens expansion

October 11, 2019

The St. Louis County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing next week on its first requests for medical marijuana dispensaries, along with changing county sign regulations, a Cafe Telegraph parking expansion and expanding the Delmar Gardens facility in Fenton. The planning panel will meet for th...

Freeholders include just one South County representative; council pushing back

Then-council chairman Sam Page listens to Police Chief John Belmar during a committee meeting in 2018. Now County Executive, Page will renegotiate the lease for The Crossings, formerly Northwest Plaza mall. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

October 8, 2019

Forand excited for ‘honor’ of representing South County By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Members of the St. Louis County Council are pushing back against County Executive Sam Page’s nine selections for the city-county Board of Freeholders because, among other reasons, on...

Page names Board of Freeholders; only one from South County, only one from unincorporated

Mantovani talks with Amy Stuber of Creve Coeur and John Snodgrass of Richmond Heights. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

October 1, 2019

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page announced his appointments to the Board of Freeholders Tuesday, and of the nine freeholders, only one is from South County and only one is from unincorporated St. Louis County. The Board of Freeholders will consider changing the structure of local government in St. Loui...

PHOTOS: MetroLink celebrates 25th anniversary with opening of new Cortex Station

Cardinals mascot Fredbird welcomes passengers as they exit the Cortex MetroLink Station. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

August 7, 2018

Cardinals mascot Fredbird welcomes passengers as they exit the new Cortex MetroLink Station the morning it opened. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Jessica Belle Kramer For the Call The ribbon was officially cut last week on the first new MetroLink station in a decade at the Cortex Innovation ...

John Nations steps down as Metro CEO

John Nations steps down as Metro CEO

June 5, 2018

Metro CEO John Nations will be leaving the transportation agency this fall, the Bi-State Development Agency announced Tuesday. Nations will leave Metro as the longest-serving president and CEO in its history, the agency said in a news release. He took the job in 2010 after leading the campaign in S...

‘Metro Reimagined’ aims to increase bus service

‘Metro Reimagined’ aims to increase bus service

May 2, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Metro is redesigning its bus routes as part of a plan called “Metro Reimagined” that would be the largest overhaul in 15 years and aims to increase frequency on high-demand bus routes and modernize the system with technology. The plan is ...

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