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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 ...

Council overrides three Stenger vetoes, can now fund its own outside attorneys

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

July 24, 2018

County Council Chairman Sam Page looks off to check the clock before calling the July 24 council meeting to order. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The relationship between County Executive Steve Stenger and the County Council continued t...

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...

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...

County Council overrides five vetoes from Stenger on Charter amendments

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 5, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The County Council came out with their strongest words yet against County Executive Steve Stenger last week as they overrode five of his vetoes. The council overrode Stenger’s vetoes of two bills and three proposed county Charter amendments...

Council eyes changes to its Charter

Council eyes changes to its Charter

May 10, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com To see a related article, click here. Among the changes the County Council is trying to make to the St. Louis County Charter is the council’s now-familiar contention that it needs its own legal representation when it encounters disputes with...

Council wants vote on changes to Charter

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.

May 10, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com See related article here. In the past year, members of an alliance that controls the County Council have made it known that they disagree with aspects of the county Charter, the Constitution-like compact that the county operates under. ...

Ethics panel questions Stenger

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.

May 1, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The County Council’s Ethics Committee is asking County Executive Steve Stenger to answer questions on his claims about the benefits of the $69 million lease for a new North County Government Center in the former Northwest Plaza mall. The ch...

Council rejects bridge; Trakas abstains from vote

Council rejects bridge; Trakas abstains from vote

April 10, 2018

The disputed Lewis Road Bridge in Eureka. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor news3@callnewspapers.com The County Council rejected legislation last week to replace a bridge in Eureka that supporters say is the worst bridge in the county and critics say is a bridge to one person ...

UPDATED: Special prosecutor asks judge to remove Trakas from County Council

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April 8, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor news3@callnewspapers.com A special prosecutor filed a petition with the court this weekend asking to remove St. Louis County Councilman Ernie Trakas from office because his work as an attorney for public school districts violates the county Charter. The rare “...

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