St. Louis County Government

Flooded homes could get FEMA buyouts

Pictured above: River City Boulevard, at the intersection of Lemay Ferry Road, was inaccessible due to rising floodwater from the River des Peres Thursday, May 30. The Mississippi River, which backs up into the River des Peres, was expected to crest the next Saturday. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com South

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Our Call: South County needs more than one single Freeholder

An Editorial from Call Newspapers We were as hopeful as anyone about the Board of Freeholders, the once-in-a-generation city-county board that is convening to decide whether to change the way the region operates. But we have to officially oppose the appointments because South County is already being ignored in the process, with a single seat

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Ethics town hall to examine St. Louis County government

Pictured above: Former County Exectuive Steve Stenger, right, and his lawyer Scott Rosenblum leave the Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse in downtown St. Louis following Stenger’s sentencing Friday, Aug. 9. Stenger was sentenced to 46 months in prison for felony charges related to exchanging county contracts for campaign donations. Photo by Erin Achenbach. In light of

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Prosecutors say Stenger does not deserve break in prison sentence

Pictured above: Then-County Executive Steve Stenger presents a proclamation declaring ‘Chancellor Mark Wrighton Day’ in St. Louis County April 8 to honor Wrighton’s retirement as Washington University chancellor this summer, in this photo Stenger posted to his county executive Twitter account. Wrighton was the head of Better Together’s city-county merger campaign.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor

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Property appeals deadline extended, with a catch

Pictured above: Resident Penny Kelley questions St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman on how she is supposed to afford an increase in taxes as a result of increased property values after this year’s reassessment during a town hall at The Pavilion at Lemay Thursday, June 20, 2019. Kelley said that she lives on a fixed

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St. Louis County celebrates Pride Month like never before

Pictured above: Rainbow flags lined the walkway between the county Government Center in Clayton and the courthouse in June. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County emphasized gay pride much more than it ever has before for Pride Month in June, lining the Government Center with rainbow flags and

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St. Louis County subpoena so broad that prosecutors extend deadline

Pictured above: 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 The federal subpoena served on St. Louis County government is so voluminous that county attorneys worked out a deal to respond to it

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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. 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 some headway last week in its duty to review the county Charter

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St. Louis County sample ballots available

The St. Louis County Board of Elections is debuting a new feature for voters before the upcoming November midterm election. Voters can now view the sample ballot for their precinct by going to www. stlouisco.com/yourgovernment/elec-tions and clicking “Sample Ballot.” Voters will enter their address, click on their sample ballot, view their polling place name and

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County director of administration retires

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com County Council members may not agree on everything, but they unanimously agree they will miss county Director of Administration Pamela Reitz, who retired last week after decades on the job. Reitz was one of the department heads that County Executive Steve Stenger retained after he defeated former County Executive

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