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Our Call: Who’s running in Green Park? Who would know?

Our Call: Who’s running in Green Park? Who would know?

March 27, 2019

Editorial There are few competitive races in south county in this election, but the one competive aldermanic race is in Green Park. With Mayor Bob Reinagel stepping down, Ward 2 Alderman Tim Thuston is the only candidate who filed for mayor. That creates a vacancy in Thuston’s Ward 2 seat. Reside...

Our Call: Lindbergh’s finances well-run; Lake excels as leader

Our Call: Lindbergh’s finances well-run; Lake excels as leader

March 21, 2019

Editorial Lindbergh Schools is asking the public to vote for a $105 million no-tax-rate-increase bond issue next month, called Prop R for Safe and Ready. The bond issue would not increase the district’s current tax rate, but extend current bonds for five years. The money would go to build a new a...

Our Call: Mehlville’s achievement is deserving of a celebration

Our Call: Mehlville’s achievement is deserving of a celebration

February 28, 2019

Editorial By Gloria Lloyd No one was happier than the editorial board of this newspaper when the Mehlville School District’s 2018 statewide test scores were publicly revealed Feb. 1. On the back of high growth in student achievement year-on-year, the district earned a near-perfect score o...

Our Call: Compassion at county animal shelter? Not here

Our Call: Compassion at county animal shelter? Not here

February 21, 2019

Editorial  As professional observers of government, and especially government in St. Louis County and the region, we often find ourselves shaking our heads wondering how a certain county official ever came to the conclusion that something was a good idea. Some things just fail basic aspects of a comm...

Our Call: Sunshine Law should be enforced, not threatened

Our Call: Sunshine Law should be enforced, not threatened

February 15, 2019

Editorial This newspaper will never compromise on the Sunshine Law. We don’t think our state legislators should either. It’s that simple. The Sunshine Law is basic — public records belong to the public, whether government officials like that or not. Yet last week saw a rollback in the Missou...

Our Call: County executives shall attend the County Council

Our Call: County executives shall attend the County Council

February 9, 2019

Editorial Where’s Steve? That’s the question members of the County Council are asking after St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger missed every council meeting this year so far — and nine in a row as of the Call’s press time. As concerning as that would be for any county executive, last week also b...

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...

Our Call: Crestwood takes some steps toward the sunshine

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January 24, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd Editorial This column is going to do something that hasn’t happened in a long time: Applaud an effort by Crestwood in regards to the Sunshine Law. Yes, you read that right. The Board of Aldermen met in a closed session Jan. 10 to “lawyer up,” as they say, for the city’s lawsuit...

Our Call: ‘Better together.’ If Sedalia and Springfield say it’s so

Our Call: ‘Better together.’ If Sedalia and Springfield say it’s so

January 16, 2019

Editorial  You’ll soon witness unprecedented cooperation between residents of St. Louis County and St. Louis city. And no, it won’t be in the mega-city proposed by Better Together — at least not yet. Whether residents of the neighboring counties agree or disagree that they want to merge int...

Our Call: Step up and run for office for you and south county

Gloria Lloyd

January 10, 2019

Editorial Interest in elections in various government entities ebbs and flows based on the year and the issue, but this year might be a first: The year when there are zero competitive races in municipal/school board/fire board elections in south county. We can’t ever recall that happening. But b...

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