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The Call urges ‘no’ vote on two of three St. Louis County Charter amendments

The Call urges ‘no’ vote on two of three St. Louis County Charter amendments

July 24, 2018

A judge ruled Tuesday after the Call went to press that one of the Charter amendments, Proposition 4, will be taken off the ballot Aug. 7. We find ourselves in the curious position this week of urging how to vote on three St. Louis County Charter amendments that may not appear on the ballot Aug. 7. ...

Council overrides three Stenger vetoes, can now fund its own outside attorneys

Sam Page is pictured above at a council meeting last summer before he became St. Louis County Executive.  Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

July 24, 2018

County Council Chairman Sam Page looks off to check the clock before calling the July 24 council meeting to order. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The relationship between County Executive Steve Stenger and the County Council continued t...

County Council overrides five vetoes from Stenger on Charter amendments

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.

June 5, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The County Council came out with their strongest words yet against County Executive Steve Stenger last week as they overrode five of his vetoes. The council overrode Stenger’s vetoes of two bills and three proposed county Charter amendments...

Council eyes changes to its Charter

Council eyes changes to its Charter

May 10, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com To see a related article, click here. Among the changes the County Council is trying to make to the St. Louis County Charter is the council’s now-familiar contention that it needs its own legal representation when it encounters disputes with...

Council wants vote on changes to Charter

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.

May 10, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com See related article here. In the past year, members of an alliance that controls the County Council have made it known that they disagree with aspects of the county Charter, the Constitution-like compact that the county operates under. ...

UPDATED: Special prosecutor asks judge to remove Trakas from County Council

Tim Lohmar

April 8, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor news3@callnewspapers.com A special prosecutor filed a petition with the court this weekend asking to remove St. Louis County Councilman Ernie Trakas from office because his work as an attorney for public school districts violates the county Charter. The rare “...

Dooley’s presence scarce at County Council meetings

Dooley’s presence scarce at County Council meetings

March 2, 2010

Originally Published: 3/2/2010 By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Where’s Charlie? Regular attendees of County Council meetings may be asking themselves that question as County Executive Charlie Dooley’s presence has been scarce the past year or so. In fact, county records indica...

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