Tag: Councilman Sam Page

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 McCulloch blast STL County Council on passing prosecuting attorney pension rollback

After Tuesday’s St. Louis County Council’s meeting, critics are blasting Councilman Sam Page’s decision to combine a bill that seemed like an easy pass with one that reduces St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s pension. St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger and St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch on Tuesday were critical of the legislation, saying it was a political maneuver to get the bill passed. The first part of the legislation would require newly […]

STL County Council votes to cut McCulloch’s retirement benefits

The St. Louis County Council on Tuesday approved legislation that would offer a new pension package for incoming county employees that aims to save the county money, in addition, the same bill would reduce the St. Louis County Prosecutor’s retirement package. The bill would require new hires to make a 4 percent contribution to the county’s retirement system, in which could save the county $27 million over the next 10 years and $300 million over […]

St. Louis County Council scheduled for budget talks this week

The St. Louis County Council will meet all week regarding proposed budget meeting reviews. Scheduled throughout the week, the Council will discuss various budget talks regarding specific county departments and positions. Some of the St. Louis County Council special committee hearings will include reviews of the Department of Human Services, the Children’s Service Fund, Department of Public Health, Department of Administration, and Board of Elections to name a few. In addition to the various committee […]

STL County Council approves legislation that would give higher-ranked STL County Police officers a raise

St. Louis County Council on Tuesday passed legislation that would give higher-ranked St. Louis County Police personnel a pay raise. The legislation was passed 6-0 and would give officers ranked lieutenant and above a higher salary. On average, the higher ranked commanders for the police department would receive an approximate 15 percent raise. Last month, the council unanimously passed legislation that would give all other St. Louis County Police officers a 30 percent raise as […]

STL County releases report about its prescription drug monitoring program

St. Louis County has released details regarding the results of its drug monitoring program on Tuesday. The County’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) which launched in April, seeks to improve opioid prescribing by providing critical information regarding a patient’s controlled substance history and informing clinical practices by identifying patients at high-risk. According to St. Louis County the PDMP found: Those aged 65 years and older received the highest rates of controlled substances. Opioids are the […]

STL County Council may address councilmember’s absences

The St. Louis County Council on Tuesday may hear a resolution that would address one of its member’s prolonged absence. St. Louis County Councilman Sam Page will introduce a resolution on Tuesday that would reference Section 2.140.4 of the St. Louis County Charter at the Nov. 7 meeting only in the event that Councilman Ernie Trakas is unable to attend the scheduled meeting. According to Section 2.140.4 if any council member is absent from more than […]

Stenger proposes Prop P budget and financial plan to County Council

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger’s office proposed to the St. Louis County Council on Thursday their ideas on how Proposition P funds would be allocated for next year in the county. According to Stenger, the proposed 2018 St. Louis County budget, submitted on Wednesday listed specific allocations for certain initiatives which are funded by Proposition P: Police Department Pay Increases ($18,617,956) Additional Police Officers ($9,931,912) Police Training ($1,00,000) Body Camera Program ($623,632) Juvenile Treatment […]

STL County Council passes ordinance that gives STL County Police officers a raise

St. Louis County Police Department personnel will be getting a raise after the St. Louis County Council approved an ordinance on Tuesday night. The St. Louis County Council passed the ordinance 6-0, with Councilman Ernie Trakas being absent. The raise was originally introduced by County Executive Steve Stenger along with the county police union, would raise the income of the county police staff by 30 percent. The raise would go into effect on Jan. 1, […]

Four St. Louis County Councilmembers sue Stenger in regards to County Auditor positions

On Monday, it was revealed that four members of the St. Louis County Council were suing County Executive Steve Stenger in regards to him blocking the county auditor from hiring additional staff. St. Louis County Councilmembers Sam Page, Ernie Trakas, Rochelle Walton-Gray, and Hazel Erby filed the suit in the St. Louis County Circuit Court. According to the lawsuit, it “arises out of an attempt by the St. Louis County Executive to interfere with the […]