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Raises for Justice Center guards and nurses on hold due to Prop P dispute

Raises for Justice Center guards and nurses on hold due to Prop P dispute

July 25, 2018

Councilwoman Hazel Erby listens during the public comments portion of the council meeting July 24. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Both the County Council and County Executive Stenger say they want to give raises to Justice Center guards ...

New police unit for community engagement funded by Prop P

Steve Stenger and Jon Belmar answer questions about the new special response unit. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

June 13, 2018

County Executive Steve Stenger and Police Chief Jon Belmar answer questions about the newly opened Special Response Unit in north county. The officers received special training. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A new special unit of the St. Louis County Police Department ...

Fitch announces bid for council seat; won’t accept campaign contributions

Fitch announces bid for council seat; won’t accept campaign contributions

January 24, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Former St. Louis County Police Department Chief Tim Fitch kicked off his candidacy for the County Council last week with a promise that he would take no campaign donations. The seat Fitch is seeking is currently held by 3rd District Councilwoman...

Top 10 Stories of 2018: Hilmer’s election to third six-year term on MFPD Board of Directors top story

Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors Chairman Aaron Hilmer and board Treasurer Bonnie Stegman celebrate Hilmer's re-election to the fire board in the April 4 election. The two were first elected in April 2005. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

January 10, 2018

News analysis By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Politics dominated the past year, both locally and nationally. Locally, we saw a divisive election last April for a seat on the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors that ultimately led to new leadership for...

County Council weighs 2018 budget, rejects delaying police precincts

County Executive Steve Stenger announces higher police salaries June 22 along with St. Louis County Fraternal Order of Police President Joe Patterson, left, and police Chief Jon Belmar.

November 29, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com County Council members considered and rejected delaying two new police precincts promised under Proposition P so that they could give higher raises to employees. That is one of several juggling acts they are weighing for the $696 million county...

Series of hearings scheduled on county’s proposed budget

County Executive Steve Stenger announces higher police salaries June 22 along with St. Louis County Fraternal Order of Police President Joe Patterson, left, and police Chief Jon Belmar.

November 8, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com County Executive Steve Stenger delivered his $696 million recommended 2018 county budget to the County Council last week, the first budget that incorporates money from the Proposition P sales tax that dramatically increases spending for the...

County Council votes 6-0 to approve Proposition P raises for county police

Officers and sergeants from the St. Louis County Police Department applaud as fellow officer and union representative Derek Machens calls for raises at an Oct. 12, 2017, hearing at the County Council.

November 7, 2017

The County Council voted last week to grant final approval to Proposition P raises for police officers, after weeks of contentious meetings in which officers came to meeting after meeting to ask for the raises that voters approved earlier this year. But that was all a misunderstanding be-cause of a...

Crestwood commits Prop P funds to police, fire raises

A Crestwood police car.

October 20, 2017

Crestwood officials announced today that they are committing the city’s Proposition P revenue to the Police and Fire departments to make the salaries of officers and firefighter/paramedics more competitive and reward their performance. In April, voters approved the city’s 45-cent tax-rate increase...

County police pack council meeting; urge OK of promised raises

Officers and sergeants from the St. Louis County Police Department applaud as fellow officer and union representative Derek Machens calls for raises at an Oct. 12, 2017, hearing at the County Council.

October 18, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Police officers packed a County Council meeting last week to urge that their promised raises under Proposition P be approved as soon as possible, but some council members want to take their time with the plan. Voters weighed in on average...

Council seeks transparency on use of Prop P revenues

County Executive Steve Stenger announces higher police salaries June 22 along with St. Louis County Fraternal Order of Police President Joe Patterson, left, and police Chief Jon Belmar.

October 13, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The County Council is looking to bring more transparency and accountability to its half of the $86 million in Proposition P money slated to be collected each year. Approved by voters in April, Prop P is a half-cent countywide sales tax that...

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