Tag: St. Louis County Council

Clayton Township Democrats to pick favorites in federal, state and local races

With more than 20 Democrats running for office in nine federal, state and local seats, the Clayton Township Democrats will pick their favorites Tuesday night. About 30 candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, Missouri Senate, Missouri House, St. Louis County, Executive, St. Louis County Prosecutor and St. Louis County Council races will be in attendance at the University Public Library seeking endorsements from local voters. The event starts at 7 p.m. and each candidate will have […]

RELEASE: St. Louis County Council misappropriating Proposition P funds

On Tuesday May 9, 2018 six of the seven County Council members violated the public trust and passed a liberal spending bill to give St Louis County Health Department employees salary increases from the funds that were raised from the Public Safety sales tax, commonly known as Prop P. Sixth District Councilman Ernie Trakas, who claims to be a Republican, gave the measure a “resounding Yes!” vote.  Trakas has continually voted with liberal Democrats on […]

St. Louis County Councilwoman’s resolution clarifies use of potential Saint Louis Zoo sales tax

A new resolution that hopes to clarify the newly passed legislation that asks St. Louis County residents on this year’s ballot whether or not they support a one-eighth of 1 percent sales tax will be introduced at the St. Louis County Council meeting on Tuesday. The original legislation that was passed at last week’s meeting would call for the holding of a election on Nov. 6 in St. Louis County to ask voters if they would approve […]

St. Louis County Council passes zoo tax bill proposal

The St. Louis County Council at its weekly meeting on Tuesday passed legislation that would put a question on the ballot asking if county residents are in favor of a sales tax that would go towards a new Saint Louis Zoo facility in north St. Louis County. The legislation which was passed 5-2, would call for the holding of a election on Nov. 6 in St. Louis County to ask voters if they would approve […]

STL County Council delays vote on legislation that would ask voters whether they support a tax for Saint Louis Zoo subdistrict

During the St. Louis County Council’s weekly meeting on Tuesday, there was a decision to hold a bill 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. The bill sponsored by Councilmembers Rochelle Walton Gray and Pat Dolan, was delayed because during it’s final passage stage there was a substitute bill […]

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 approves legislation that appropriates salaries for domestic abuse shelter employees

The St. Louis County Council on Tuesday passed a bill that would appropriate the salaries of personnel at a domestic abuse shelter in the county. The legislation was unanimously passed 6-0, with Councilwoman Hazel Erby being absent. The bill would appropriate $46,195.61 from the Missouri Department of Public Safety to hire more employees at the shelter. The appropriated money would be used to retain one full-time case worker and one clinical social worker who will […]

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 […]