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County Council takes over contract for Affton precinct due to Port Authority’s limbo

The Sappington Garden Shop advertises its store closing sale on Saturday, Nov. 10. The store closed in November and the property will be used for the new Affton Southwest Precinct. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

December 28, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Council is taking over the contract to buy land for a new Affton Southwest Precinct after the county Economic Development Partnership ran up against a deadline to seal the deal that it would not be able to meet due to l...

Police: Cuts to police endanger safety; council says they need to be made

Pictured above: Tim Fitch speaks at a Republicans club meeting during his run for the St. Louis County Council.

December 27, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Much of the debate around the County Council’s budget cuts has centered around the council’s subtraction of $4.8 million from the budget of the St. Louis County Police Department, which county police Chief Jon Belmar believes will cu...

Council balances budget on paper with $35 million cuts

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.

December 19, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com In a similar move to last year, the St. Louis County Council cut $35 million of unused appropriations from County Executive Steve Stenger’s recommended 2019 budget last week, balancing the budget on paper while passing a resolution condemnin...

No money for raises in county budget again; marks eight years in a decade

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.

November 29, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County cannot provide raises to any non-public safety employees either this year or in the foreseeable future without significant budget cuts or revenue hikes, the county budget director told the County Council this month. That woul...

Stenger: County must cut budget or hike revenue by 2020

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.

November 27, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Council has to make major decisions on whether to cut services or raise taxes by next year. The county can continue offering current services without any budget cuts this year with a $772 million recommended budget that...

Affton precinct set to open despite delays

The Sappington Garden Shop advertises its store closing sale on Saturday, Nov. 10. The store closed in November and the property will be used for the new Affton Southwest Precinct. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

November 14, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Sappington Garden Shop closes this week after 50 years, and the new Affton Southwest Precinct proposed for the site is moving forward even as the St. Louis County County Council focuses on a shakeup of the county board that is governing...

Stenger says he gets more done with a hostile County Council

Stenger says he gets more done with a hostile County Council

July 25, 2018

County Executive Steve Stenger, councilman Sam Page and councilwoman Hazel Erby listen to public comments during the council meeting on July 24. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com With the rollercoaster relationship between County Executive S...

Raises for Justice Center guards and nurses on hold due to Prop P dispute

Raises for Justice Center guards and nurses on hold due to Prop P dispute

July 25, 2018

Councilwoman Hazel Erby listens during the public comments portion of the council meeting July 24. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Both the County Council and County Executive Stenger say they want to give raises to Justice Center guards ...

Port Authority comes under scrutiny from County Council for precinct’s purchase

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.

July 24, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The County Council has focused its attention on the Port Authority since police Chief Jon Belmar announced in May that the Port Authority was purchasing land at Sappington and Gravois roads to use for the St. Louis County Police Department...

Stenger makes the case to voters in his re-election bid

County Executive Steve Stenger speaks at the June 25 meeting of the Tesson Ferry Democrats. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

July 11, 2018

Above: County Executive Steve Stenger talks to the Tesson Ferry Democrats June 25, with club member Laura Metz in the background. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com With less than a month to go before the Democratic primary showdown for cou...

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