Tag: St. Louis County Council

STL County Council passes legislation that would allow Mizzou to assist with county drug monitoring program

The St. Louis County Council on Tuesday passed legislation that would allow the University of Missouri to assist with the county’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). The legislation was requested from Dr. Faisal Khan, the director of the St. Louis County Department of Health, which would allow the county to enter into a contract with the Board of Curators at Mizzou. The university will assist the St. Louis County Department of Public Health by conducting […]

STL County Council to vote on legislation that would allow Mizzou to assist with county drug monitoring program

The County Council on Tuesday may vote on a bill that would allow the county to enter into a contract with the University of Missouri to carry out grant activities related to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). The legislation is requested from Dr. Faisal Khan, the director of the St. Louis County Department of Health, which would allow the county to enter into a contract with the Board of Curators at Mizzou. The university […]

STL County Councilman Mark Harder heads up new government reform and efficiency committee

St. Louis County Councilman Mark Harder is the chairman of a new committee that aims to investigate, create, and lead the effort to reform county government and make it more responsible and efficient. The the new committee labeled the Committee on Government Reform & Efficiency, will have the responsibility to help facilitate change and collaboration within the County Council. Harder, who represents the county’s District 7, stated in a letter to St. Louis County Executive […]

STL County Council debate animal control legislation that would raise the requirements for director position

On Tuesday the St. Louis County Council questioned a piece of legislation that would require the director of the animal division to be a licensed veterinarian.  The bill sponsored by Councilwoman Hazel Erby stems from constituents voicing their concerns about the conditions of the county’s animal shelters and the qualifications and conduct of the current manager, Beth Vesco-Mock.  Erby and others also voiced their concerns about Vesco-Mock, stating that she is not a licensed veterinarian.  […]

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 […]

STL County Council to vote on domestic abuse prevention legislation at weekly meeting

The St. Louis County on Tuesday will vote on legislation that would appropriate a grant from the state’s STOP Violence Against Women Program. The legislation which is up for final passage would authorize the county executive to accept a grant of up to $261,020 from the Missouri Department of Public Safety as part of the STOP Violence Against Women Program. According to Missouri’s Department of Public Safety’s website, the STOP Program encourages the development and strengthening […]

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 […]

STL County Council approves legislation that would fund HIV prevention in the area

The St. Louis County Council approved legislation at Tuesday’s meeting that would allow the county to accept a grant that would help fund HIV prevention services and allow for risk reduction activities. The bill would authorize County Executive Steve Stenger to accept a grant of $100,000 from the City of St. Louis Department of Health for the services. The bill easily passed the County Council with a vote of 6-0, with the bill’s sponsor Councilman […]