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McBride promises to delay rezoning of Tower Tee; Clancy would decide

Aerial of Tower Tee

October 3, 2018

Ariel of Tower Tee.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A housing developer has promised to delay any possible rezoning of Tower Tee until after Affton’s new councilwoman joins the St. Louis County Council next year, which an activist sees as a positive sign any rezo...

St. Louis County Council approves cemetery sale through tears and appreciation

Marc Garcia plays the trumpet at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery ceremony. Photo by Bill Milligan.

September 13, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The County Council agreed unanimously last week to sell half of Sylvan Springs Park to the federal government to expand Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, with some council members casting their votes through tears. The idea of selling ...

An unusual headline: County Council and Stenger actually get along

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.

August 3, 2018

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. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com County Executive Steve Stenger and the St. Louis County Council actually got along this week, in ...

Council, Stenger declare opioid epidemic an emergency

County Executive Steve Stenger announces he will sign an executive order declaring an emergency around the opioid epidemic June 28. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

July 11, 2018

Above: County Executive Steve Stenger announces his declaration of a state of emergency around the opioid epidemic June 28, surrounded by health professionals including county Department of Public Health Director Faisal Khan, left. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com County Exec...

Council asks for investigations of Stenger’s county leases

County Executive Steve Stenger, second from left, listens to Rep. Bob Burns, D-Affton, address the council last year, left to right: 5th District Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby and 4th District Councilwoman Rochelle Walton Gray, D-Black Jack. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

June 18, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The majority of the County Council recommended last week that the full council consider  asking for federal and state investigations into the county’s leases for a North County Government Center at the former Northwest Plaza mall. The move tar...

Council places zoo tax on the ballot

May 8, 2018

St. Louis County voters will get to decide on a new countywide sales tax for a St. Louis Zoo expansion after the County Council approved the tax last week. The council voted 5-2 for the tax, mirroring an earlier vote that had dissenting votes from 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, and 7...

Filing set to begin next week for primary election in August

Filing set to begin next week for primary election in August

February 24, 2018

Staff Report Filing for the Tuesday, Aug. 7, primary for county, state and federal offices will open next week. Filing will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, and continue through 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 27. In St. Louis County, the county executive seat now held by Democrat Steve Stenger is up for election...

County Council votes unanimously to change meeting time to 6:30 p.m.

County Executive Steve Stenger, second from left, listens to Rep. Bob Burns, D-Affton, address the council last year, left to right: 5th District Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby and 4th District Councilwoman Rochelle Walton Gray, D-Black Jack. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

February 6, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The County Council will start meeting at 6:30 p.m. next week instead of its traditional starting time of 6 p.m. in a bid to make meetings more accessible for far-flung residents who want to get to Clayton from south and north county. The fi...

Fitch announces bid for council seat; won’t accept campaign contributions

Fitch announces bid for council seat; won’t accept campaign contributions

January 24, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Former St. Louis County Police Department Chief Tim Fitch kicked off his candidacy for the County Council last week with a promise that he would take no campaign donations. The seat Fitch is seeking is currently held by 3rd District Councilwoman...

New year begins with executive order from Stenger cutting council’s budget

County Executive Steve Stenger, second from left, listens to Rep. Bob Burns, D-Affton, address the council last year, left to right: 5th District Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby and 4th District Councilwoman Rochelle Walton Gray, D-Black Jack. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

January 9, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com County Executive Steve Stenger issued an executive order last week slashing the County Council budget, which council members had increased last month while cutting every other county department’s 2018 spending. Coming just hours before the f...

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