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One city, one district? City-county Board of Freeholders could change 24 school districts

One city, one district? City-county Board of Freeholders could change 24 school districts

November 19, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com At least one member of the Board of Freeholders believes that education could fall under the board’s powers to reorganize city-county government — but whether voters would approve any plan to combine school districts is another questi...

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...

Apply to serve on Board of Freeholders; Page says board will be diverse

The room of Municipal League mayors votes to set up a Board of Freeholders in St. Louis County at Chesterfield City Hall Jan. 24. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

September 18, 2019

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page is currently accepting applications for the Board of Freeholders, the group that can make changes to the St. Louis County-St. Louis city governance structure under the Missouri Constitution. The board will provide residents a “forum to discuss the future governmental ...

Better Together resubmits plan to state after withdrawing it last week; no major changes

Mayor Lyda Krewson addresses the crowd at the Better Together rollout, as County Executive Stenger looks on. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

February 15, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Better Together refiled its petition Monday with the Missouri Secretary of State’s office for a proposed Constitutional amendment that would merge St. Louis County and St. Louis city into a single “metropolitan city,” after pulling ...

Our Call: Legislators need to follow their own Sunshine Laws

The Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City.

February 1, 2019

Editorial By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Missouri Legislature designs and governs Sunshine Law for every public official in the state. But ironically, the Legislature has historically exempted itself from that very law that it tells other government officials to follow. Em...

Crestwood appeals Affton case, lawyers up

St. Louis County police and first responders gather outside an apartment complex off Kidder Road in Affton on Tuesday. A woman was found shot after an apartment at the complex was set ablaze. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

January 22, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Crestwood is appealing its lawsuit against the Affton Fire Protection District to the Missouri Supreme Court, and adding a high-powered legal team to match the fire district’s. A Clay County judge ruled in December against Crestwood on all...

Judge rules for Affton in Crestwood’s fire lawsuit

Judge rules for Affton in Crestwood's fire lawsuit

December 20, 2018

A judge ruled against Crestwood in its lawsuit against the Affton Fire Protection District last week, rejecting every argument that the city raised in its battle to stop paying the fire district for fire service for annexed residents. Cole County Circuit Court Judge Jon Beetem ruled Dec. 12 that two state laws ...

City-county merger ‘fearmongering’ is all about racism, Koenen says

Letters to the editor

October 25, 2018

Letter to the Editor To the editor: Well, it’s almost election time. So Republicans once again are engaging in fearmonger talk of a merger of St. Louis city with the county. Despite what GOP candidates and other fools say, a county executive can’t snap his fingers and make it happen. Step 1: Pe...

‘Longest ballot in history’ awaits voters; early voting sites expand

'Longest ballot in history' awaits voters; early voting sites expand

October 23, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Voters casting ballots Nov. 6 will have to contend with the longest ballot in memory, with more than 50 issues and candidates to consider. Election officials are urging voters to show up early at one of three satellite voting centers opening...

Majority of County Council sues Stenger over auditor

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.

October 30, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Pictured: County Executive Steve Stenger, second from left, listens to Rep. Bob Burns, D-Affton, address the council Oct. 17, left to right: 5th District Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, 1st District Cou...

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