Tag: County Executive Steve Stenger

Erby introduces legislation that would give Corrections Medicine employees a sizable raise

After months of public forum at the St. Louis County Council meetings some St. Louis County employees may finally have their sought out pay raise through Proposition P funds. Councilwoman Hazel Erby on Tuesday introduced legislation that would use Prop P funds to give Corrections Medicine and certain employees at the St. Louis County Department of Justice Services a 10 percent raise. This comes after months of public comment from various St. Louis County Corrections […]

STL Councilmember hopes to give certain Department of Health employees Prop P funds

Councilwoman Hazel Erby on Tuesday introduced legislation that would use Prop P funds to give Corrections Medicine employees at the St. Louis County Department of Public Health a 10 percent raise. Erby’s legislation comes as a response to County Executive Steve Stenger’s proposal to give corrections medicine employees a three percent raise. In addition to the 10 percent raise Erby is proposing, the legislation would also include a two percent raise for every five years service […]

Some STL County Council members seek to hire their own lawyer in battle with Stenger

Some members of the County Council led by County Council Chairman Sam Page hope to hire their own independent lawyer due to their ongoing conflict with County Executive Steve Stenger. The long standing conflict between Councilmembers Sam Page, Hazel Erby, Rochelle Walton Gray, and Ernie Trakas took a new turn Tuesday as Page hopes to introduce legislation that would hire Bick & Kistner PC to provide them legal services. This is a striking move from […]

STL County Council to take up domestic abuse prevention legislation at weekly meeting

County Executive Steven Stenger will recommend legislation at Tuesday’s County Council meeting that would accept and appropriate money from a grant to help retain care services for women and children residing at a local domestic abuse shelter. The legislation would accept a grant from the Missouri Department of Public Safety’s STOP Violence Against Women Act in an amount of $46,195.61. The appropriated money would be used to retain one full-time case worker and one clinical […]

Resolution to add transparency to Lambert airport privatization discussed by St. Louis Board of Aldermen

As efforts to privatize the St. Louis Lambert International Airport continue to be discussed, the St. Louis Board of Alderman continue to seek a seat at the negotiating table. A resolution introduced by Alderwoman Marlene Davis at Friday’s meeting would do just that. Resolution 220 would require a representative from St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson’s administration and a representative from the consulting team to appear and provide updates and answer questions before the Board of […]

Page attacks Stenger in letter

Councilman Sam Page released a letter late last week attacking the county executive for targeting certain county council members who didn’t vote his way and ending support for previously agreed upon projects. In a recent letter obtained by KMOX, Page accused Stenger with attempting to oust Councilman Ernie Trakas from his position, issuing budgetary diversions to slice the council’s funding, and ending support for projects that he originally agreed on with certain council members once they […]

Former STL County Police Chief officially kicks off his run for County Council

Former St. Louis Police Chief Tim Fitch on Wednesday officially announced that he would be running for the 3rd District St. Louis County Council position. Speaking to a crowd at Twisted Tree restaurant on Watson Road, Fitch, 56, explained that he wouldn’t be seeking campaign contributions and that he and his wife would be funding the campaign themselves. According to Fitch, he wants voters to know that he is completely independent and not reliant to […]

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 […]

STL County Council set to open 2018 with a busy schedule

The St. Louis County Council will begin the new year by hearing about legislation that aims improve the way the area handles elections and also legislation that seeks to update the county’s FDA model food code. Eric Fey and Rick Stream, directors of elections for the St. Louis County Election Board, requested legislation to accept and appropriate an Election Efficiency Grant totaling $170,147.92 from Missouri Secretary of State John Ashcroft. The legislation hopes to improve […]