Tag: Councilman Mark Harder

St. Louis County Councilwoman’s resolution clarifies use of potential Saint Louis Zoo sales tax

A new resolution that hopes to clarify the newly passed legislation that asks St. Louis County residents on this year’s ballot whether or not they support a one-eighth of 1 percent sales tax will be introduced at the St. Louis County Council meeting on Tuesday. The original legislation that was passed at last week’s meeting would call for the holding of a election on Nov. 6 in St. Louis County to ask voters if they would approve […]

STL County Councilman Mark Harder heads up new government reform and efficiency committee

St. Louis County Councilman Mark Harder is the chairman of a new committee that aims to investigate, create, and lead the effort to reform county government and make it more responsible and efficient. The the new committee labeled the Committee on Government Reform & Efficiency, will have the responsibility to help facilitate change and collaboration within the County Council. Harder, who represents the county’s District 7, stated in a letter to St. Louis County Executive […]

St. Louis County votes on school behavioral outreach legislation

The St. Louis County Council started at its new time on Tuesday, discussing legislation that would allow the St. Louis County Department of Public Health accept various donations. The County Council met at 6:30 p.m. instead of the original 6:00 time after Councilman Mark Harder’s legislation was passed. According to Harder, the 30 minute delay will allow more St. Louis County residents the opportunity to voice their concerns and opinions at the council meetings. Harder […]

STL County Council still wrestle where Prop P funds should go to

St. Louis County Corrections Medicine staff at the St. Louis County Council meeting on Tuesday asked for a pay raise through Proposition P, after debate between some councilmembers and St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger — a compromise will be sought. During the public forum phase of at the County Council meeting, numerous medical service staff requested that they receive a raise from Prop P because they believe their line of work is still a […]

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 […]

Walton Gray introduces resolution that seeks to build community relationships with police

One St. Louis County councilmember on Tuesday introduced a resolution that seeks to create a community relations division that would attempt to enhance the relationship between communities and the county’s police department. Councilmember Rochelle Walton Gray said the goal was to create more open talks and relationships between youth and law enforcement. The program would allow more of a police presence within county’s schools to increase positive social interactions between police and local youth. The […]

Time shift: Harder’s council time change bill moves to final passage

The St. Louis County Council at its weekly meeting on Tuesday moved legislation forward that could change what time its weekly meetings start. In addition to that bill, the council also moved numerous bills to second reading that would improve or change how the county handles its elections. Councilman Harder Since last year, Councilman Mark Harder has tried to pass legislation that would move the County Council’s weekly meeting’s starting time from 6:00 p.m. to […]

Change in the STL County Council starting time? Could be heard at council’s weekly meeting

The next St. Louis County Council meeting on Tuesday will focus on perfecting previous bills such as changing the meeting’s start time along with improving the county’s election process and FDA food code regulations. Since last year, Councilman Mark Harder has tried to pass legislation that would move the County Council’s weekly meeting’s starting time from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Harder last week re-introduced the bill and hopes it will receive support from his […]

Updates to FDA regulations, and voting methods heard at STL County Council meeting

The St. Louis County Council was busy on Tuesday night hearing about new legislation regarding upgrades to the county’s FDA food model regulations, voting procedure and a proposed time change for the weekly meeting’s starting time. One piece of legislation introduced 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 […]

National credit agency praises STL County for strong fiscal management but Councilman Page disagrees

One of the nation’s premier credit rating agencies praised St. Louis County government for budgetary management but a St. Louis County councilman says it’s not all good news. The Standard and Poor’s (S&P) Financial Services LLC report, issued on Nov. 6, commended the County’s government, for its strong budgetary performance, flexibility and “very strong liquidity.” The report noted the County’s cash reserves of over $100 million was more than double the recommended governmental “best practices” […]