St. Louis County Charter Commission

Charter Commission offers new Charter with no major changes

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com After a year marred by a late start, absentee members and conflict over procedures, the St. Louis County Charter Commission has wrapped up its job of studying and recommending changes to the county Charter with no major proposals, but 20 minor amendments that it will present as a new

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Charter plan would create minimum police standards

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Minimum police standards are one step closer to being enshrined in the St. Louis County Charter after the county Charter Commission voted last week to advance the county’s first police requirements. The commission voted to move forward with drafting a proposal that would add minimum police standards to the

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Nonpartisan elections fail at Charter Commission

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A Charter Commission proposal to make elections in St. Louis County nonpartisan failed to move forward last week. The idea of making countywide elections nonpartisan has been discussed throughout the Charter Commission’s past nine months of meeting to discuss changes to the county Charter. The idea was often discussed

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Unincorporated residents get more representation in zoning plans

Pictured above: A map of the unincorporated portions of south St. Louis County. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Officials in St. Louis County are looking at various initiatives to give unincorporated county residents more representation on the county Planning Commission and in local zoning decisions. The St. Louis County Planning Commission only governs zoning

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Charter Commission set to hold public forums on proposed changes

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Charter Commission plans to host four public forum/open house-style events in September to allow the public to provide feedback about possible changes that the commission is looking into making to the Charter. The Charter Commission will host four events where various members of the commission

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