Tag: St. Louis County Council

STL County Councilman Harder introduces resolution regarding city and county merger

One St. Louis County councilman introduced a resolution on Tuesday that hopes to put the voters in St. Louis City and the County in charge of a potential merger, not the state. According to Councilman Mark Harder’s resolution, certain legislators and other individuals are seeking to impose significant and potentially damaging changes to the governmental structure of St. Louis City and St. Louis County by having the two merge. Harder said even though he was […]

STL County Councilman Mark Harder calls on County Auditor for update

Councilman Mark Harder on Tuesday called for the St. Louis County Auditor to provide an update on completed audits to the St. Louis County Council. In addition to the status of audits that St. Louis County Auditor Mark Tucker has conducted, Harder also requested to hear an update on the hiring of personnel for the Auditor’s Office. “I sent a letter through to all the council members asking for an update on audits performed since […]

STL County Police Chief asking for legislation that would cover police overtime pay

The St. Louis County Police chief is requesting that the St. Louis County Council draft legislation that would cover the costs of St. Louis County Police overtime pay. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar sent a letter to both the St. Louis County Council and St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger requesting that the county police department receive a supplemental appropriation for $3 million. Belmar said the appropriation would cover the amount of overtime […]

Stenger and McCulloch blast STL County Council on passing prosecuting attorney pension rollback

After Tuesday’s St. Louis County Council’s meeting, critics are blasting Councilman Sam Page’s decision to combine a bill that seemed like an easy pass with one that reduces St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s pension. St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger and St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch on Tuesday were critical of the legislation, saying it was a political maneuver to get the bill passed. The first part of the legislation would require newly […]

STL County Council votes to cut McCulloch’s retirement benefits

The St. Louis County Council on Tuesday approved legislation that would offer a new pension package for incoming county employees that aims to save the county money, in addition, the same bill would reduce the St. Louis County Prosecutor’s retirement package. The bill would require new hires to make a 4 percent contribution to the county’s retirement system, in which could save the county $27 million over the next 10 years and $300 million over […]

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 […]

STL County Council to discuss McCulloch’s pension once again

During Tuesday night’s St. Louis County Council meeting council members approved Councilmember Hazel Erby’s substitute bill which would roll back the previously agreed upon county pension plan. The substitute bill would offer the same reduction in St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch benefits under the county’s retirement plan which was approved by the council in 2009. Even though the bill was approved, St. Louis County Councilmembers still have to vote on the legislation at […]

STL County Council to discuss McCulloch’s pension at meeting

The St. Louis County Council will once again discuss retirement benefits for the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney at Tuesday’s scheduled meeting. Councilwoman Hazel Erby plans to introduce a substitute bill 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 that it was specifically […]

Civilian police employees voice concerns over Proposition P compensation

The St. Louis County Council heard numerous speakers at Tuesday’s meeting regarding their issues with Proposition P raises. Multiple speakers from the civilian sector that work at the St. Louis County Police Department were upset that they would only receive a 3 percent raise from Proposition P when they felt they deserved more. Some of these employees ranged from security officers, police dispatchers, case managers and forensic scientists. The raises would come from Proposition P […]

Stenger and Page at it again: only this time regarding the 2018 county budget

In a press conference held on Tuesday, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger rebuked Councilman Sam Page’s claims that the county budget was out of balance. Late Monday, Page released a letter to Stenger suggesting that there was an “impending financial crisis” due to the county executive’s staff reportedly saying they would need $18 million in either cost reductions or property tax increases in order to submit a balanced budget next year. Stenger said Page’s […]