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Northwest Plaza lease ‘quarterback’ Badino testifies in council’s inquiry

Northwest Plaza lease ‘quarterback’ Badino testifies in council’s inquiry

April 5, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor news3@callnewspapers.com The county’s point man on a Northwest Plaza lease that is spurring a series of court-like County Council hearings testified last week that he landed a “great deal for the county.” As part of a series of hearings called by 6th District County C...

Stenger, council both accused of violating Sunshine Law

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.

March 14, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com County Executive Steve Stenger and the County Council have been at odds for most of the last year on everything except routine county business, but now they have something in common: They are both accused of violating the Sunshine Law. The cou...

County auditor has yet to produce a single audit after a year on the job

County auditor has yet to produce a single audit after a year on the job

February 27, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com A year into the job, county Auditor Mark Tucker has still not produced a single audit. The alliance that has controlled the County Council for the past year, 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, and three Democrats, hired Tucker on...

Tucker close to one year on the job; still no audits

Tucker close to one year on the job; still no audits

February 22, 2018

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com County Auditor Mark Tucker is fast approaching his one-year anniversary of employment, but we question whether taxpayers have received their money’s worth for his $85,000 salary. Tucker, who began his duties March 6, has yet to pr...

Council, Stenger spar over lease for former Northwest Plaza

The Northwest Government Center. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

February 20, 2018

Stenger says lease will ‘pay for itself’ with tax revenue generated for county By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Everyone seems to agree that the county’s 20-year, $50 million lease for a new Government Center Northwest at the former Northwest Plaza mall was unusual ...

Council makes correct call by changing meeting time

Council makes correct call by changing meeting time

February 15, 2018

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com We’ve been critical of the County Council under the leadership of Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, but we believe council members should be commended for their decision to change their meetings to a later time. Beginning Tuesday ...

Majority of council members remain at odds with 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.

February 15, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com A majority of the County Council is accusing County Executive Steve Stenger of using intimidation and threats to get his way, but Stenger dismissed the claims as “election-year ankle-biting.” The allegations leveled by the council span...

2017 offered no shortage of Most Misguided Quotes

2017 offered no shortage of Most Misguided Quotes

January 11, 2018

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The past year certainly was a wild ride for candidates for the Call’s Most Misguided Quotes of the Year. As usual, we have more quotes than space for our annual column in which we chronicle the most misguided, misinformed and misle...

Page re-elected County Council chair

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.

January 10, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The County Council voted unanimously last week to re-elect Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, to lead the body for another year in a break with typical council protocol that the chairmanship rotates among the members of the majority party....

Top 10 Stories of 2018: Hilmer’s election to third six-year term on MFPD Board of Directors top story

Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors Chairman Aaron Hilmer and board Treasurer Bonnie Stegman celebrate Hilmer's re-election to the fire board in the April 4 election. The two were first elected in April 2005. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

January 10, 2018

News analysis By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Politics dominated the past year, both locally and nationally. Locally, we saw a divisive election last April for a seat on the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors that ultimately led to new leadership for...

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