Steve Stenger

Better Together plans a city-county merger

Pictured above: Roughly 20 members of south county Republican groups waved signs in a show of support for 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, at the intersection of South Lindbergh Boulevard and Tesson Ferry Road during the 2018 Primaries. Trakas himself made an appearance at the event with signs against a city-county merger. The councilman is

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Schools rule Call’s list of top 10 stories of the year

News Analysis  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com You know it was a huge year for news when Lindbergh got tuition-free full-day kindergarten, St. Anthony’s Medical Center changed its name, Affton got a new precinct while Tower Tee closed and Fitz’s and The Shack announced they are coming — and those didn’t even make it

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Sweeney ousted as CEO of city-county economic agency

Pictured above, from left to right: former CEO Sheila Sweeney, County Executive Steve Stenger and city of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson in a photo featured on Stenger’s website.  The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership board is replacing CEO Sheila Sweeney with an interim CEO, apparently effective immediately. Sweeney was hired for the job nearly

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County’s newest officials sworn in Jan. 1

    The new and returning officeholders in St. Louis County were set to be sworn in at noon Tuesday, Jan. 1 — after the Call went to press. In a change from tradition, the ceremony was set to happen outdoors at Memorial Plaza outside the county Administration Building and Police Department. County Executive Steve

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County Council set to examine the budget and try to give staff a raise

Pictured above: 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. By Gloria

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County now has two rival Port Authorities

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 gloriallord@callnewspapers.com Some residents might not have even been aware that St. Louis County had a Port Authority at all, but now the county has two

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Stenger is not going to veto $35 million in cuts to his budget plan

Pictured above: County Executive Steve Stenger at the Aug. 1 County Council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  County Executive Steve Stenger said last week that he will not veto the County Council’s plan to cut his recommended spending in 2019 by $35 million in what amount to budget cuts

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Council balances budget on paper with $35 million cuts

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 In a similar move to last year, the St. Louis County Council cut $35 million of unused appropriations from County Executive Steve Stenger’s recommended

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County Council hints it might take months to approve 2019 budget plan

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 St. Louis County Council declined to take up any bills related to the 2019 county budget last week, and council members signaled that

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