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Council subpoenas Northwest owners, who must testify Aug. 6

Black Jack Mayor Norm McCourt, who works in the county clerk's office, transports the four boxes filled with an estimated 7,000 pages of documents from the Glarner brothers about the county's Northwest Plaza lease to the county's vault for storage after an Ethics Committee hearing June 25. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

July 31, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  For what is likely the first time in St. Louis County history, the County Council has ordered private citizens to testify to the council or possibly go to jail. The council unanimously voted July 2 to issue subpoenas to Robert and David Glarner, t...

Rep. Cora Faith Walker resigns seat to serve in St. Louis County administration

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.

July 26, 2019

A state legislator resigned her seat Friday to join St. Louis County Executive Sam Page's administration as director of policy. Rep. Cora Faith Walker, who like Page is a Democrat, resigned her position Friday and will start work Monday in Page’s office. “Cora’s policy record is marked by ...

Beth Orwick confirmed as new county counselor

Sam Page is pictured above at a council meeting last summer before he became St. Louis County Executive.  Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

July 25, 2019

Sam Page is pictured above at a council meeting last summer before he became St. Louis County Executive. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. The St. Louis County Council last week confirmed County Executive Sam Page’s choice for county counselor. Beth Orwick, a federal prosecutor, made her debut as county counselor, the lawyer...

County accepting late assessment appeals, with one catch

July 24, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Board of Equalization voted last week to extend the deadline for filing property assessment appeals until July 29, but only if residents tried and failed to file an appeal July 8. The initial deadline for online appea...

Commission plagued with vacancies as it aims for vote on changes to Charter

The 2019 St. Louis County Charter Commission convenes for its first meeting Feb. 21. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

July 23, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Editor's Note: According to an amended add-on agenda sent out Tuesday morning for the July 23 County Council meeting, County Executive Sam Page nominated Wellston Mayor Nathaniel Griffin, a Democrat, and lawyer James R. Layton to fil...

Following corruption scandal, Page looks to revamp Economic Development Partnership board

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.

July 23, 2019

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page announced last month the appointment of new members to the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership. The city-county board oversees economic development agencies and promotes business growth throughout the St. Louis region. The Partners...

Property appeals deadline extended, with a catch

Resident Penny Kelley questions St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman on how she is supposed to afford an increase in taxes as a result of increased property values after this year's reassessment during a town hall at The Pavilion at Lemay Thursday, June 20, 2019. Kelley said that she lives on a fixed income. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

July 19, 2019

The St. Louis County Board of Equalization voted Thursday to extend the deadline for filing property assessment appeals until July 29, but only if residents tried and failed to file an appeal July 8. The initial deadline for online appeals was 11:59 p.m. July 8, but the county’s form closed at 5 p.m...

St. Louis County executive proposes deadline extension on property appeals

At least a hundred people came out to the Affton Community Center Saturday, June 29, to hear from St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman about this year's property value assessments. Residents complained to Zimmerman about rising property values across the county. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

July 17, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County executive wants to extend the deadline for filing property assessment appeals this year, but it’s unclear whether that is possible under state law. The deadline for county employees to receive property appeals was July ...

Page asks for more money; council holds for months

Sam Page is pictured above at a council meeting last summer before he became St. Louis County Executive.  Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

July 17, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  Web Exclusive Update: The County Council voted to approve the supplemental appropriation Tuesday 5-0. Look for the expanded story in a future print edition of The Call and on our website. At the same time the St. Louis County Council is debating how ...

St. Louis County executive wants to end ‘predatory’ fees for people leaving jail

The Buzz Westfall St. Louis County Justice Center, as seen in June 2019. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

July 17, 2019

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page announced Tuesday that he wants to eliminate “predatory” fees charged to inmates leaving the county Justice Center. There are six types of fees charged to people in the Justice Center’s custody, but the fees “prevent people leaving custody from having the...

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