STL County Council to vote on Harder’s County Council time change legislation

Legislation that would change the County Council’s weekly meeting time could be heard during its final passage stage on Tuesday.

The bill which is sponsored by Councilman Mark Harder would attempt to change the starting time of the meetings from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Harder stated this would allow county residents more time to arrive to the meetings and voice their concerns about county government.

“This is a bill that I brought up last year and thought I would bring it up in the new year,” Harder said. “We’ve had a number of constituents that have come to the meeting asking for a later meeting time. I think that would more time for people from the greater distances to get here on time, and park and be able to register to speak.”

The bill was heard last week during its second reading phase 7-0.

In addition to Harder’s legislation, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger is requesting a bill which would appropriate a grant in the amount of $62,188 from the Deaconess Foundation for a Pediatric Outreach program.

The purpose of the project is for the Department of Public Health social workers to conduct outreach in the county’s schools and work with site administrators to design unique behavioral health rehabilitation and wellness intervention to meet student needs in order to reduce behavioral health challenges experienced by disadvantaged youth in St. Louis County.


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