Tag: County Executive Steve Stenger

The vacant Jamestown Mall is now in the hands of St. Louis County

St. Louis County now has control of the vacant Jamestown Mall Property in Florissant, the county announced on Tuesday. St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger said that the St. Louis County Port Authority has contracts to purchase the final two parcels of the desolate Jamestown Mall. The north St. Louis County mall has been closed since July 1, 2014. “Since I took office the revitalization of Jamestown Mall has been a top priority of my […]

RELEASE: Hammond and Shinners, P.C. Opens New Office in St. Louis County

Elected officials, labor unions, clients among those expected to celebrate the new office, which is better suited to serve their clients. DES PERES, MO – The law firm of Hammond and Shinners, P.C. will officially open its new headquarters on October 20, 2017. Expected to be in attendance, to celebrate the new office opening, are St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, State Senator Jill Schupp, State Senator Gina Walsh, and Representative Tracy McCreery. Hammond and […]

St. Louis County Police Association calls out county councilmember over missent text

At the St. Louis County Council meeting on Tuesday, Councilman Sam Page was called out by the County’s police union after he accidentally sent texts to the wrong person regarding a County police raise. The texts were meant for advisor Garry Earls, the county’s former chief operating officer under former St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, but were sent to St. Louis County Director of Parks, Gary Bess, instead. Opponents said Page was making the […]

St. Louis County Council moves STL County Police pay raise initiative to final passage

An ordinance that would give St. Louis Police Department personnel a pay raise was approved Tuesday night and will now move along to final passage at the St. Louis County Council. The St. Louis County Council moved the ordinance 6-0 to final passage after they passed a substitution bill that requires 15 percent of the Proposition P money to be set aside for pensions. The initiative, originally introduced by County Executive Steve Stenger along with […]

Stenger and Councilman Page clash over STL County Police Department raise

Clashes between St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger and Councilman Sam Page are expected at Tuesday night’s Council meeting regarding a proposed pay raise for St. Louis County Police Department personnel. In an ordinance initiated by the county police union and Stenger, there would be a pay raise of 30 percent for the County police staff. The ordinance is expected to be voted upon in its “perfection” stage on Tuesday. The raises would come from […]

RELEASE: St. Louis County Executive Signs Proposition P Accountability Ordinance into Law

Clayton, MO – (October 17, 2017) – St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger has signed into law a bill mandating funds generated by Proposition P will be dedicated ONLY to police and public safety, with the funds monitored in an open and transparent manner. The St. Louis County Council passed the bill, sponsored by Councilman Mark Harder, on October 3rd. “Transparency and accountability are the cornerstones of public trust in government,” County Executive Stenger said. […]

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 […]

Castle Point neighborhood in STL County awarded $1 million to use for community police outreach

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger announced on Tuesday that the County has been awarded a $1 million grant for the Castle Point neighborhood that will be used to focus on cooperation between police and the community. The Castle Point neighborhood which is located in St. Louis County has been awarded the grant by the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program. The three-year grant will focus on innovative strategies promoting partnerships between the area’s police and […]

St. Louis County awarded $1 million to combat opioid epidemic

In order to fight the opioid epidemic that’s affecting the lives of St. Louis County residents, the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health has been awarded two grants from the U.S. Department of Justice. The two grants, totaling $1 million will be used to fund efforts over a three-year period, according to St. Louis County officials. St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger said this funding will help reduce the number of victims in the county. […]

Resolution that seeks to hire more county auditing staff passed St. Louis County Council

UPDATED to include St. Louis County Counselor Peter Krane’s letter to Bick & Kistner law firm. St. Louis County Councilman Sam Page introduced a resolution on Tuesday that seeks to employ a law firm that would allow the County Council to fill a vacant auditor position. The resolution passed 4-1-2, with Councilmember Pat Dolan voting no, and Councilmembers Colleen Wasinger, and Mark Harder abstaining. Page said in an interview last month that the St. Louis […]