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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”...

St. Louis County dumping Meridian as trash company; residents were unhappy with hauler

St. Louis County dumping Meridian as trash company; residents were unhappy with hauler

September 19, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County is dumping one of its trash providers following numerous service complaints in South County and across multiple County Council districts. The county and Meridian Waste have finalized a mutual agreement to terminate their cur...

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 ...

Youth sports complex ‘PowerPlex’ will open in St. Louis Mills

Youth sports complex ‘PowerPlex’ will open in St. Louis Mills

August 21, 2019

The St. Louis region could be home to a one-of-its-kind $63 million youth sports mecca as soon as next year, with a developer closing this month on the former St. Louis Mills mall and transforming it to the “POWERPlex.” The Hazelwood City Council approved the final terms and a settlement agreemen...

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...

Council subpoenas Northwest owners, who must testify Aug. 6

Black Jack Mayor Norm McCourt, who works in the county clerk's office, transports the four boxes filled with an estimated 7,000 pages of documents from the Glarner brothers about the county's Northwest Plaza lease to the county's vault for storage after an Ethics Committee hearing June 25. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

July 31, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  For what is likely the first time in St. Louis County history, the County Council has ordered private citizens to testify to the council or possibly go to jail. The council unanimously voted July 2 to issue subpoenas to Robert and David Glarner, t...

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...

Fitch, Harder hold town hall in West County with Zimmerman on property assessments

Seventh District Councilman Mark Harder and 3rd District Councilman Tim Fitch nominate 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas to serve as presiding officer of the St. Louis County Council at a May 2019 meeting.

June 24, 2019

St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman is appearing at a series of town halls with County Council members to address rising property assessments in the county. After the first event last week in Lemay, residents in West County will get a town hall with Zimmerman too, sponsored by 3rd District Counc...

Zimmerman will appear at series of town halls on rising property values, starting today

St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman speaks at the Oakville Democrats' ODO Fest in October 2018. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

June 20, 2019

Starting today, St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman is going to appear at a series of town halls with County Council members to address rising property assessments in the county. The first town hall happens today — Thursday, June 20 — at The Pavilion at Lemay. It will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at recreation center, 205 Gregg Road in Jefferson Barracks Park in Lemay. Council Presidin...

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