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Hearings set on senior housing, storage, RV plans

Hearings set on senior housing, storage, RV plans

July 11, 2019

The St. Louis County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing Monday, July 15, on several potential developments in South County, including a senior-housing facility, regulations on storage facilities and senior housing, and an expansion of Midwest RV Center. The planning panel will meet for th...

Council votes for body cameras, although some members question department’s plan

Police officers and the mother of three police officers, right, give a standing ovation to the County Council at the Oct. 17, 2017 meeting after the council unanimously agreed to give preliminary approval to raises for the St. Louis County Police Department approved by voters through Proposition P. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

July 10, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  St. Louis County fulfilled one of the key promises of the Proposition P sales tax last week when the County Council unanimously approved body cameras for the St. Louis County Police Department. The county agreed to pay $1 million a year for five ye...

St. Louis County’s new body cameras have unique features that could improve officers’ safety

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.

July 9, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com More than 700 St. Louis County officers will soon get body cameras in a milestone supported by both the St. Louis County Police Department and by the union that represents police officers due to the effect it could have on officer safety and a...

Fitch, Harder hold town hall in West County with Zimmerman on property assessments

Seventh District Councilman Mark Harder and 3rd District Councilman Tim Fitch nominate 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas to serve as presiding officer of the St. Louis County Council at a May 2019 meeting.

June 24, 2019

St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman is appearing at a series of town halls with County Council members to address rising property assessments in the county. After the first event last week in Lemay, residents in West County will get a town hall with Zimmerman too, sponsored by 3rd District Counc...

Zimmerman will appear at series of town halls on rising property values, starting today

St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman speaks at the Oakville Democrats' ODO Fest in October 2018. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

June 20, 2019

Starting today, St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman is going to appear at a series of town halls with County Council members to address rising property assessments in the county. The first town hall happens today — Thursday, June 20 — at The Pavilion at Lemay. It will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at recreation center, 205 Gregg Road in Jefferson Barracks Park in Lemay. Council Presidin...

Galloway to conduct state audits in St. Louis County post-Stenger

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway announces that she will perform an audit of St. Louis County at the St. Louis County Library headquarters May 15, after the County Council voted unanimously to approve an audit May 7. Former County Executive Steve Stenger requested an audit of the county two years ago, but then-council Chairman Sam Page, now the county executive, declined. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

June 4, 2019

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway announces that she will perform an audit of St. Louis County at the St. Louis County Library headquarters May 15, after the County Council voted unanimously to approve an audit May 7. Former County Executive Steve Stenger requested an audit of the county two yea...

Fitch, new mayor host ‘Fenton Town Hall’

Tim Fitch, then a candidate for the St. Louis County Council, speaks to the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in June 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

May 31, 2019

Tim Fitch, then a candidate for the St. Louis County Council, speaks to the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in June 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. Fenton Mayor Bob Brasses and 3rd District Councilman Tim Fitch, R-Fenton, will host a Fenton Town Hall at 7 p.m. Monday, June 10 at Fenton City Hall, 62...

Vaping bill is the first bill a county executive ever signed in South County

6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas cracks a smile after County Executive Sam Page gives him the pen used to sign an anti-vaping bill championed by Trakas at Hancock High School May 16, 2019. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

May 29, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  New County Executive Sam Page may have been the first county executive to ever sign a bill into law in South County this month, as he signed a bill surrounded by American government students at Hancock High School to reduce underage vapi...

Contentious emergency meeting ends with Page as county executive

After the emergency County Council meeting to select County Executive Sam Page, then the council chair, 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby, D-University City, talked to reporters about problems she saw in the selection process. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

May 3, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Even as new St. Louis County Executive Sam Page pledged to unify county government after the swift downfall of former County Executive Steve Stenger this week, the contentious emergency meeting and process leading to Page’s succession mig...

Plan for convention center expansion dedicates funding for new North County projects

North County Recreation Complex

May 1, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  The contentious debate on extending The Dome football stadium bonds for 40 years to expand the America’s Center convention center in downtown St. Louis came with a side discussion on whether the county should designate part of the funding ...

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