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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...

Stenger would be city-county ‘metro mayor’ through 2025

Steve Stenger, standing alongside his wife and children, is sworn in as the St. Louis County Executive by Judge Henry E. Autrey on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Stenger won re-election for county executive for a second term in the November 2018 election. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

February 6, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewpapers.com Steve Stenger has been a lot of things in life: Affton native. Rock singer. Certified public accountant. Criminal defense attorney. Municipal prosecutor. Councilman. County executive. And if a plan for a St. Louis city-county merger goes t...

Judge sides with County Council in lawsuit against Stenger, avoiding council shutdown

County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

September 28, 2018

County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A judge sided with the County Council Friday in its lawsuit against County Executive Steve S...

Trakas can stay on County Council, didn’t violate Charter, judge rules

Ernie Trakas talks at the Concord-Lemay/Gravois/Jefferson Republican Club meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

September 18, 2018

Ernie Trakas talks at a Concord-Lemay/Gravois/Jefferson Republican Club meeting in July. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Councilman Ernie Trakas did not violate the county Charter with his work as an attorney for school districts and can s...

County Council goes to court to place four more Charter amendments on the ballot

County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

September 4, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The County Council is going to court to get a series of proposed amendments to the county Charter on the ballot in November, including a proposal to ban the sale of county parkland unless voters approve. The latest four proposals, approved by t...

County Council’s Charter amendment set for recount as it fails by 12 votes

County Counselor Peter Krane keeps an eye on election results at County Executive Steve Stenger’s Aug. 7 watch party. A Charter amendment on the ballot will determine whether Krane continues to serve as the only attorney for St. Louis County or not. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

August 28, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Just as election results were finalized last week that indicated that one of the County Council’s county Charter amendments in the election Aug. 7 failed by just 12 votes, the council held an emergency meeting to place three more Charter ...

Charter amendment is still up in the air

August 15, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Voters approved an amendment to the St. Louis County Charter last week that defines employment, but an amendment that would give the County Council its own attorney is still too close to call. Current results list the “no” votes for ...

Call Newspapers Election Guide: August 2018 primary election

Call Newspapers Election Guide: August 2018 primary election

August 3, 2018

Check out our voting tips and articles we sent out to our e-newsletter list Friday. To sign up to receive our OnCall e-newsletter, go to https://callnewspapers.com/newsletter/. Are you ready to vote Tuesday, Aug. 7? The Call’s website www.callnewspapers.com is where you’ll find breaking new...

Voters to consider pair of St. Louis County Charter amendments Tuesday

Pictured above: From left, 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, 5th District Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, and County Executive Steve Stenger listen at the Aug. 1 council meeting to council candidate Michael Burton announce he's no longer running against Dolan. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

August 3, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County voters will consider two proposed amendments to the county Charter, the Constitution-like compact that the county operates under, in the election Tuesday, Aug. 7. Residents were originally set to consider three changes to the ...

Judge yanks one of County Council’s three Charter amendments from ballot

Judge yanks one of County Council's three Charter amendments from ballot

July 25, 2018

Councilman Pat Dolan, County Executive Steve Stenger and Councilman Sam Page take notes during public comments during the council meeting July 24. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A judge ruled Tuesday that one of the St. Louis County Council...

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