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With $175 million in hand, St. Louis County launches coronavirus spending portal

With $175 million in hand, St. Louis County launches coronavirus spending portal

April 23, 2020

St. Louis County now has $175 million in federal stimulus funds for the coronavirus response on hand, and a transparency portal to track all related spending and contracts is now live on the county website. County Executive Sam Page says any spending associated with the county’s response to the COVI...

Green Park will meet virtually tonight, for the first time in history

Green Park will meet virtually tonight, for the first time in history

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 20, 2020

For the first time ever, the Green Park Board of Aldermen will hold a virtual meeting tonight due to the coronavirus outbreak. The board canceled the city’s monthly meeting last month. But this month, the city will hold a virtual board meeting at 7 p.m. Monday. The meeting will only be available by livestream...

Some areas of South County, St. Louis County hit harder than others by coronavirus

St. Louis County released this geographic data of coronavirus cases Friday, the first time the county's cases had been publicly sorted by ZIP code.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 3, 2020

Updated at 4:25 p.m. April 3 with update on Crestwood and Sunset Hills, plus more North County ZIP codes.  Some areas of South County and St. Louis County are being hit harder by the coronavirus than others, according to data the county released Friday that for the first time breaks down the county...

Charter ‘citizens’ bill of rights’ is rejected, won’t go to voters

Charter ‘citizens’ bill of rights’ is rejected, won’t go to voters

December 18, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com An effort to add a “citizens’ bill of rights” to the St. Louis County Charter was struck down by the county Charter Commission. The bill of rights, introduced by Commissioner Chris Grahn-Howard, would be placed directly after the...

Our Call: Council GOP fumbles its chance to shine for voters

Our Call: Council GOP fumbles its chance to shine for voters

December 12, 2019

Editorial In the 30 years The Call has been covering St. Louis County government, it has historically been the Democrats on the County Council who have repressed free speech and public comment, while Republicans have been the voice of reason arguing that residents should have more access to their publ...

‘Sunshine Law’ leaves new editor in the dark

'Sunshine Law' leaves new editor in the dark

October 8, 2019

Editor's note: As part of our "Blast from South County's Past" series, here's a look at how difficult getting basic public records was in St. Louis County in 1994. Sometimes it's just as difficult now. Some things never change.  Call the Tune By Mike Anthony Originally published Dec. 8, 1994  ...

As Stenger goes to prison, Page signs ethics executive orders that fire employees who don’t report corruption

County Executive Sam Page signs ethics reform executive orders into law Sept. 18 in the county executive's office. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

September 21, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com As his disgraced predecessor heads to prison for public corruption this week, County Executive Sam Page held a public signing ceremony to sign four executive orders for ethics reform that, among other things, will require county employees t...

Play Gloria: More government entities should display transparency by recording meetings

Play Gloria: More government entities should display transparency by recording meetings

September 12, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd The County Council is taking an exciting step forward right now with a trial run livestreaming its weekly council meetings. This won’t necessarily give county residents access to meetings they didn’t already have: The meetings have been on YouTube for years. But with its...

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...

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