Tag: Councilwoman Hazel Erby

STL County Council could approve legislation that asks area voters whether or not they support a tax regarding Saint Louis Zoo subdistrict

Legislation that would put on this year’s ballot a question asking whether or not voters approve of a tax that helps pay for the care of Saint Louis Zoo animals at a zoological subdistrict is up for final passage at the St. Louis County Council meeting on Tuesday. The legislation, which is sponsored by County Councilmembers Rochelle Walton Gray and Pat Dolan, would call for the holding of a election on Nov. 6 in St. […]

New legislation hopes to hire dedicated veterinarian at STL County’s animal shelter

After weeks of discussion, St. Louis County Councilwoman Hazel Erby will re-draft legislation that originally sought to put new requirements regarding the county’s animal shelter director position. Erby’s original bill required the county’s animal shelter director be a licensed veterinarian, but after discussions with shelter employees the councilwoman decided that it shouldn’t be a requirement but instead the shelter would need a dedicated veterinarian on-site. “Some of the employees have contacted me and have said […]

STL County Council honors historic Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Amongst a sea of red, the St. Louis County Council passed a resolution on Tuesday that honored the St. Louis members of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority during their annual visit to the County Council. The resolution was sponsored by every member of the County Council, along with County Executive Steve Stenger. The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded on Jan. 13 1913 by 22 collegiate women on the campus of Howard University and […]

STL County Council to vote on legislation that would raise the requirements for county’s animal shelter director

Feature image by Dave Parker The St. Louis County Council on Tuesday may finally vote on legislation that would require the county’s animal shelter director be a licensed veterinarian. The bill sponsored by Councilwoman Hazel Erby stems from constituents voicing their concerns about the conditions of the county’s animal shelters and the qualifications and conduct of the recently removed Director Beth Vesco-Mock, who wasn’t a veterinarian.  During various public forums at St. Louis County Council […]

St. Louis County Council Preview for April 3: Corrections Medicine raise, Taxes for Saint Louis Zoo, and honoring the County’s veterans

Legislation dealing with a proposed raise for correction medicine employees, a new sales tax, and honoring the area’s veterans will be heard during Tuesday’s busy St. Louis County Council meeting. Councilwoman Hazel Erby’s legislation that would give various county employees a 10 percent raise will be heard on its second reading phase. The bill would transfer $295,657 from the unappropriated balance of the general fund to the county’s health fund to appropriate a raise for […]

STL County Council passes legislation that would allow Mizzou to assist with county drug monitoring program

The St. Louis County Council on Tuesday passed legislation that would allow the University of Missouri to assist with the county’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). The legislation was requested from Dr. Faisal Khan, the director of the St. Louis County Department of Health, which would allow the county to enter into a contract with the Board of Curators at Mizzou. The university will assist the St. Louis County Department of Public Health by conducting […]

RELEASE: 200 MetroBus stops adopted in first year of new program

Metro transit has named the city of Dellwood as its top municipal partner in St. Louis County for the Adopt-A-Stop program. Dellwood has adopted a total of 16 MetroBus stops since the program launched more than a year ago. Dellwood is among the more than 100 organizations and individuals who have adopted and are maintaining 200 MetroBus stops in the City of St. Louis and in St. Louis County. The goal of Adopt-A-Stop is to […]

STL County Council may vote on McCulloch pension bill

After months of waiting, the St. Louis County Council may vote on a bill that would impact the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s pension. Councilwoman Hazel Erby plans to call her substitute bill on Tuesday that will attempt to roll back the previously agreed upon county pension plan. The measure passed last fall for the adjustment pension funds was meant to improve benefit packages to retain quality employees. Erby and others are now voicing concerns […]

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 […]

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 […]