Category: St. Louis County Blog

St. Louis County Port Authority purchases Jamestown Mall property

After a long process, the St. Louis County Port Authority now owns all the property at the derelict Jamestown Mall site in Florissant and are hearing requests for proposals (RFP) to redevelop the site. At St. Louis County Executive Stenger’s urging, the St. Louis County Port Authority actively negotiated to secure all of the Jamestown property. The mall, which had multiple owners, closed in 2014. In 2015, County Executive Stenger traveled to New York to meet […]

STL County Council will hear legislation that seeks to update county’s FDA food regulations

Legislation that would update the St. Louis County Department of Public Health’s FDA model food code will be heard at Tuesday’s St. Louis County Council meeting.  The legislation, which is sponsored by Councilman Sam Page, would accept and appropriate a grant for $20,000 from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for completion of a New Food Code Implementation Project to efficiently manage the environmental health programs of regulated facilities by adopting the most […]

STL County Councilwoman Colleen Wasinger to not seek re-election, former STL County police chief interested in seat

St. Louis County Councilwoman Colleen Wasinger announced Thursday that she won’t seek a fourth term with the St. Louis County Council and now a former St. Louis County Police Chief expressed interest in the position. Wasinger, a Republican who represents the county’s 3rd district, has held the position since 2007 and stated to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, that she wants to give another person the chance at the seat and that she wants to seek out other […]

Stenger moves to reduce STL County Council budget increase

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger on Wednesday used an executive order to reduce $500,000 in spending that the St. Louis County Council approved late last year. The appropriation that’s being reduced was a $500,000 increase to the St. Louis County Council’s own budget. Stenger announced the change on KMOX’s Mark Reardon show, stating that he had the authority under the county charter to move line-item spending and that he was moving the money back […]

STL County Council passes police overtime pay legislation

At the first meeting of 2018, the St. Louis County Council approved legislation that would grant millions of dollars for the St. Louis County Police Department to cover for overtime pay. The bill which was passed unanimously on Wednesday, was originally requested by St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, stated that the county police department would need a supplemental appropriation for $3 million. The legislation that was passed stated that the $3 million would come from […]

St. Louis County warming shelters provide safety in bitter winter

St. Louis County officials remind those in need that the county’s warming shelters are open to anyone who needs access to a warm place to stay during the bitter cold winter months. St. Vincent Community Center at 7335 St. Charles Rock Road in North County is open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and the Affton White-Rodgers Community Center at 9801 Mackenzie Rd. in South County is open from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. In […]

STL County Council set to open 2018 with a busy schedule

The St. Louis County Council will begin the new year by hearing about legislation that aims improve the way the area handles elections and also legislation that seeks to update the county’s FDA model food code. Eric Fey and Rick Stream, directors of elections for the St. Louis County Election Board, requested legislation to accept and appropriate an Election Efficiency Grant totaling $170,147.92 from Missouri Secretary of State John Ashcroft. The legislation hopes to improve […]

Missouri Ethics Commission dismiss complaints against STL County Executive challenger

The Missouri Ethics Commission dismissed an ethics complaint against St. Louis County executive hopeful Mark Mantovani regarding a contribution but still fined the candidate for not filing campaign finance reports in a timely manner. According to a letter sent on Dec. 21 from James Klahr, executive director of the Missouri Ethics Commission, there was a complaint filed against Mantovani and Mantovani for STL group alleging that they failed to timely file a 48 Hour Report […]

Judge refuses to dismiss Rams lawsuit

A St. Louis area judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the City of St. Louis and the area’s sports authority over NFL’s Rams departure to Los Angeles. St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Christopher McGraugh issued the ruling on Wednesday, which will result in the case most likely going to court. The lawsuit filed in April alleges that the National Football League’s Rams failed to meet a league relocation requirement when the team left […]

RELEASE: St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger Statement on NFL Lawsuit

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger has issued the following statement regarding a judge’s denial of a motion to dismiss the case brought against the Rams and the National Football League by St. Louis County, the city of St. Louis and the Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority: “This ruling is another step toward holding Stan Kroenke and the NFL accountable for conspiring to swindle the St. Louis area out of the NFL team we […]