Tag: Councilman Mark Harder

STL County Councilman Harder introduces resolution regarding city and county merger

One St. Louis County councilman introduced a resolution on Tuesday that hopes to put the voters in St. Louis City and the County in charge of a potential merger, not the state. According to Councilman Mark Harder’s resolution, certain legislators and other individuals are seeking to impose significant and potentially damaging changes to the governmental structure of St. Louis City and St. Louis County by having the two merge. Harder said even though he was […]

STL County Councilman Mark Harder calls on County Auditor for update

Councilman Mark Harder on Tuesday called for the St. Louis County Auditor to provide an update on completed audits to the St. Louis County Council. In addition to the status of audits that St. Louis County Auditor Mark Tucker has conducted, Harder also requested to hear an update on the hiring of personnel for the Auditor’s Office. “I sent a letter through to all the council members asking for an update on audits performed since […]

Stenger and Councilman Page clash over STL County Police Department raise

Clashes between St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger and Councilman Sam Page are expected at Tuesday night’s Council meeting regarding a proposed pay raise for St. Louis County Police Department personnel. In an ordinance initiated by the county police union and Stenger, there would be a pay raise of 30 percent for the County police staff. The ordinance is expected to be voted upon in its “perfection” stage on Tuesday. The raises would come from […]

RELEASE: St. Louis County Executive Signs Proposition P Accountability Ordinance into Law

Clayton, MO – (October 17, 2017) – St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger has signed into law a bill mandating funds generated by Proposition P will be dedicated ONLY to police and public safety, with the funds monitored in an open and transparent manner. The St. Louis County Council passed the bill, sponsored by Councilman Mark Harder, on October 3rd. “Transparency and accountability are the cornerstones of public trust in government,” County Executive Stenger said. […]

South County Republican Trakas plays key role in North County Democrats’ council majority

CLAYTON, MO – They say politics makes for strange bedfellows. A South County Republican taking his marching orders from North County Democrats to add more employees to county bureaucracy would prove them right. It has become common knowledge that Ernie Trakas, who represents South County on the county council, has consistently voted with North County Democrats Rochelle Walton Gray from Black Jack, Hazel Erby from University City, and Sam Page of Creve Coeur to deliver […]

Legislation that sheds more light on how STL County spends Prop P funds passes

The St. Louis County Council on Tuesday passed a bill that would clear up how Proposition P money would be used. Councilman Mark Harder said the bill is designed to answer St. Louis County resident’s questions on where Prop P is going and to add transparency to the process. “It’s very important from a transparency standpoint. We’ve had many calls and people at our meetings asking how the Prop P money will be spent and we want […]