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Page declares ‘pay to play is dead’ in St. Louis County with his reform

County Executive Sam Page signs ethics reform executive orders into law Sept. 18 in the county executive's office. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

September 25, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com As his disgraced predecessor was set to head to prison for public corruption last week, County Executive Sam Page announced a series of ethics reforms that, among other things, will require county employees to report corruption or risk being fi...

St. Louis County ‘cone of silence’ legislation would ban contractors from contacting officials during bidding

County Executive Sam Page signs ethics reform executive orders into law Wednesday in the county executive's office. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

September 20, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County Executive Sam Page asked the County Council this week to pass legislation that would ban anyone seeking a county contract from contacting government officials during the bidding process. Page called the law a “cone of silence”...

Hal Goldsmith speaks: The man who brought down Stenger talks ethics and how public can fight corruption

Assistant U.S. Attorney Hal Goldsmith, left, talks to St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Jacob Barker after the ethics town hall Monday at Kol Rinah in University City. Barker was mentioned in Goldsmith's indictment of former County Executive Steve Stenger, as Stenger tried to dodge Barker's questions about a phony contract that formed the crux of the case against Stenger. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

September 19, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Hal Goldsmith has 1 p.m. this Saturday marked on his calendar. That’s when former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger reports to prison in Yankton, South Dakota — something Goldsmith, the assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern ...

County upgrades technology, including livestreaming debut of council meetings

Sam Page is pictured above at a council meeting last summer before he became St. Louis County Executive.  Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

September 6, 2019

Sam Page is pictured above at a council meeting last summer before he became St. Louis County Executive. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By GLORIA LLOYD News Editor The technology surrounding the County Council hasn’t changed much in a decade, but the council is moving to take steps forward with a n...

Clancy drops bid to ban landlords from rejecting tenants for their housing vouchers

5th District Councilwoman Lisa Clancy takes questions from reporters after being sworn into office on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Clancy, a political newcomer, beat two-term incumbent Pat Dolan in the August 2018 Democratic primaries before going on to win the council seat in November. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

August 28, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A bid by a County Council member to ban landlords from being able to reject renting to tenants who receive federal housing subsidies like Section 8 has been abandoned for now, in the wake of opposition by several South County residents who sp...

Clancy, Page hold 5th District town hall

Sam Page is pictured above at a council meeting last summer before he became St. Louis County Executive.  Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

August 6, 2019

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page and Councilwoman Lisa Clancy will host a town hall and open forum for 5th District constituents from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at The Heights, 8001 Dale Ave., Richmond Heights. The public is invited to join in discussions regarding new technology for St...

Northwest Plaza owners sue county over subpoenas forcing them to testify

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.

July 31, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The owners of county offices at Northwest Plaza have filed a lawsuit challenging subpoenas issued by the County Council demanding that they testify or risk going to jail. Northwest Plaza owners Robert and David Glarner, the brothers who redevelo...

Commission plagued with vacancies as it aims for vote on changes to Charter

The 2019 St. Louis County Charter Commission convenes for its first meeting Feb. 21. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

July 23, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Editor's Note: According to an amended add-on agenda sent out Tuesday morning for the July 23 County Council meeting, County Executive Sam Page nominated Wellston Mayor Nathaniel Griffin, a Democrat, and lawyer James R. Layton to fil...

St. Louis County celebrates Pride Month like never before

Rainbow flags lined the walkway between the county Government Center in Clayton and the courthouse in June. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

July 11, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County emphasized gay pride much more than it ever has before for Pride Month in June, lining the Government Center with rainbow flags and temporarily turning the county logo into a rainbow. Discussion around LGBT Pride events was al...

Hearings set on senior housing, storage, RV plans

Hearings set on senior housing, storage, RV plans

July 11, 2019

The St. Louis County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing Monday, July 15, on several potential developments in South County, including a senior-housing facility, regulations on storage facilities and senior housing, and an expansion of Midwest RV Center. The planning panel will meet for th...

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