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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...

Republicans take majority on council, elect Trakas as chair

6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas cracks a smile after being named presiding officer of the St. Louis County Council May 15 in Clayton, after former 5th District Councilman Sam Page's ascent to county executive and 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby leaving to work for Page left the council without a chair or vice chair. Trakas will oversee council meetings until January 2020, when a new chair and vice chair will be named. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

May 22, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor  glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Under the continuing fallout from the downfall of former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, Republicans gained the majority on the County Council for the first time in 13 years. And last week, the council unanimously elected 6th ...

Contentious emergency meeting ends with Page as county executive

After the emergency County Council meeting to select County Executive Sam Page, then the council chair, 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby, D-University City, talked to reporters about problems she saw in the selection process. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

May 3, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Even as new St. Louis County Executive Sam Page pledged to unify county government after the swift downfall of former County Executive Steve Stenger this week, the contentious emergency meeting and process leading to Page’s succession mig...

Plan for convention center expansion dedicates funding for new North County projects

North County Recreation Complex

May 1, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  The contentious debate on extending The Dome football stadium bonds for 40 years to expand the America’s Center convention center in downtown St. Louis came with a side discussion on whether the county should designate part of the funding ...

Stenger’s chief of staff resigns, says it was planned since 2018

In this photo taken at County Executive Steve Stenger’s victory party in Sunset Hills in August, Stenger’s son Lincoln touches the head of Chief of Staff Bill Miller, who resigned last week. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

April 16, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  County Executive Steve Stenger’s chief of staff resigned last week, in what he said was a move planned before last year’s election. Chief of Staff Bill Miller, who began as Stenger’s chief of staff in December 2017, said in a state...

Read the St. Louis County subpoena; wide-ranging request asks for four years of documents

County Executive Steve Stenger listens to public comments at the Aug. 1 County Council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

April 3, 2019

County Executive Steve Stenger listens to public comments at the Aug. 1 County Council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Council voted Tuesday night to release a federal subpoena that was served on the county la...

Council creates new position of policy director, hires veteran journalist

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.

March 20, 2019

New 5th District Councilwoman Lisa Clancy, center, listens to members of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership board testify Jan. 15, along with 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, left, and 7th District Councilman Mark Harder. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor gloria...

Friends and family want answers in death of Oakville man in county jail

In this screenshot from Brock Schmittler's Facebook Live video of the vigil for Oakville resident Johnny Shy, friends and family gather with signs and candles to remember their friend.

March 8, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Council and the friends and family of an Oakville man who died in the county jail want answers after a series of inmate deaths, including two within a week. Oakville resident John Shy, 29, died Feb. 23 in the St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton after entering it for the last...

Council Democrats trying to oust Stenger for absenteeism

County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

March 5, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  Web exclusive update: The County Council voted 4-2 for the resolution Tuesday night - after this article went to press for this week's print edition. Stay tuned to our website for an updated article. In a first for St. Louis County, the Democ...

Stenger stops attending council meetings; says it’s become a ‘circus’

County Executive Steve Stenger at the Aug. 1 County Council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

February 6, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  Web Exclusive update: Stenger attended the County Council meeting Tuesday, Feb. 5, which happened after this article went to press.  The St. Louis County Council is asking “Where’s Steve?” after County Executive Steve Stenger stop...

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