Tag: Councilwoman Rochelle Walton-Gray

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

County Council slows down county business

CLAYTON, Mo – The St. Louis County Council has seen a divide amongst themselves on issues such as who should serve as County Auditor, and a host of issues with the County Executive currently over repairing bridges that have finally boiled over into a calculated slow down of county business.   County Executive Steve Stenger fired back at the effort to withhold county improvement projects telling the Clayton Times, “When I was on the county […]