Author: Clayton Times

County Council moves forward with plan to approve bonds for Save-A-Lot to build headquarters at Northwest Crossings

The St. Louis County Council on Tuesday moved forward with the process to approve Chapter 100 bonds to keep Save A Lot’s headquarters in the county. Approval of the bonds would allow Save-A-Lot to move from Earth City and build its new corporate headquarters at Northwest Crossings in St. Ann. It would also allow the grocery store chain to pay 50 percent of assessed personal property taxes on computers and other office equipment for the next […]

Candidate for Senate District 14 receives endorsement from United Auto Workers Union

A challenger for the Missouri Senate District 14 has received another endorsement. Brian Williams, a former staffer of U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay, filed in February to run for the Senate seat with a campaign focused on education, accountability and attracting and retaining local talent to the district. On Thursday, Williams’ campaign announced he has received the endorsement of the United Auto Workers Union Region 5. Williams grew up in a union family in North St. Louis […]

St. Louis County NAACP honors contributions to diversity in 83rd annual banquet

The St. Louis NAACP is preparing for their annual dinner to honor and highlight the contributions of community leaders that support diversity and inclusion, social justice and the advancement of civil rights across Missouri. Held each June, the Freedom Fund Leadership Dinner brings together over 1,200 community leaders to celebrate the achievements of America’s oldest and largest Civil Rights Organization. This year’s event will be held at the Four Seasons in St. Louis, with the […]

Stenger assembles affordable housing trust fund task force

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger has signed an executive order creating the St. Louis County Affordable Housing Trust Fund Task Force. The Task Force will develop recommendations regarding creation of such a fund, including: An outline of strategic funding priorities to address affordable housing and related needs of the citizens of St. Louis County. The amount of revenue needed to meaningfully fund these priorities and identification of potential revenue sources, including existing financial resources […]

St. Louis County Council moves forward with investigation of Stenger’s Northwest Crossings lease, St. Ann residents speak out

The St. Louis County Council on Tuesday night moved forward with a report requesting the U.S. attorney and Missouri attorney general investigate government leases initiated by County Executive Steve Stenger and some of his donors. By a vote of 5-0 with one abstention and one absent, the seven-member council approved a report from its Ethics Committee calling into question whether County Executive Steve Stenger took campaign money from developers of the Northwest Crossings (NWC) legally. Councilman Pat […]

Galloway’s audit of Kinloch Fire Protection District finds $98,000 in inappropriate, unsupported spending

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has found missing funds during an audit of a St. Louis County fire protection district. According to Galloway, more than $98,000 in missing funds and unsupported expenditures were found in her audit of the Kinloch Fire Protection District. The audit was initiated after the district failed to comply with a state law that sets requirements for when fire protection districts must obtain an audit. “There must be zero tolerance for the […]

Meramec Elementary in Clayton to build new playground for next school year

After years of work from the PTO and community, Meramec Elementary School announced Friday plans to build a new playground. “We are thrilled Meramec is getting a new playground,” outgoing Meramec PTO President Jenny Abeles said in a statement. “The PTO and the entire Meramec community has worked for the past six years to make this a reality.” The new structure is expected to have three slides on a variety of levels, stairs, tunnels and ramps. […]

City officials pick advisers for Lambert airport privatization

For the first time in months, the privatization process of Lambert International Airport took a step forward. Meeting for the third time since February, city of St. Louis officials on Wednesday passed a contract for advisors by a vote of 2-1 at a Board of Estimate and Apportionment hearing, signaling the long, drawn out process will move ahead. The board, comprised of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, Comptroller Darlene Green and Board of Aldermen President Lewis […]

St. Louis County Ethics Committee wants U.S. attorney, AG to investigate leases tied to Stenger donors

In a new report released by the St. Louis County Ethics Committee Tuesday, members urged the seven-member St. Louis County Council to request the U.S. attorney and Missouri attorney general investigate government leases initiated by County Executive Steve Stenger and some of his donors. The report alleges Stenger and his staff ignored the advice of the St. Louis County Department of Public Works when negotiating the leases of  Northwest Crossings (NWC), which went to the […]

Clayton gears up with launch of Lime Bike

The city of Clayton has launched a new bike share program with Lime throughout the city. Formerly known as Lime Bike, the California-based company rolled out its fleet in Clayton during the city’s Music and Wine Festival Saturday. The city of St. Louis announced a similar partnership with Lime back in April. Lime provides affordable, dock-free pedal bikes to cities and college campuses across the country and will offer a new, affordable mode of transportation to […]