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St. Louis County Charter Commission debates making elections nonpartisan

St. Louis County Charter Commission debates making elections nonpartisan

August 27, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Four months before its deadline to review and recommend changes to the county Charter, the St. Louis County Charter Commission is exploring the possibility of drafting a proposal that would make all countywide elections nonpartisan. ...

Charter panel weighs changes to appeals

In a series of public Board of Equalization hearings July 25, commercial and residential property owners try to convince that they properties are worth less than originally assessed. More often than not, their bids to reverse the hike on their properties were turned down, especially in cases where property owners did not bring photo evidence to back up their cases. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

August 15, 2019

In a series of public Board of Equalization hearings July 25, commercial and residential property owners try to convince that they properties are worth less than originally assessed.  The current Board of Equalization is comprised of three members; under the Charter Commission's potential proposal, the...

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...

Should county executive be ceremonial? Charter panel considers county manager

Former County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to then council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Page became county executive April 19, after Stenger resigned from the position and pled guilty to federal corruption charges. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

June 19, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The St. Louis County Charter Commission is exploring the possibility of changing the structure of county government, making the county executive position more of a ceremonial role while installing a “county manager” similar to a ...

No surprise: Jeff Wagener leaves St. Louis County Charter Commission

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

May 17, 2019

The 2019 St. Louis County Charter Commission convenes for its first meeting Feb. 21, with Chairman Gene McNary, a former county executive, shown in the middle and Jeff Wagener, a former County Councilman, shown to his left. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The St. L...

In third meeting, St. Louis County Charter Commission decides how it will operate

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

April 12, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Charter Commission held its third meeting last week, deciding how it will operate for the rest of its tenure this year. The commission adopted a meeting schedule and committee assignments for the rest of the year. Af...

Charter Commission set to start meeting weekly

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

April 2, 2019

The 2019 St. Louis County Charter Commission convenes for its first meeting Feb. 21. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Three months into its yearlong deadline, the St. Louis County Charter Commission hasn’t made any decisions yet, but made...

County Charter Commission kicks off with resignation and Better Together debate

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

February 25, 2019

The 2019 St. Louis County Charter Commission convenes for its first meeting Feb. 21. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Charter Commission held its first meeting last week, but a member resigned days later after it emerg...

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