Tag: St. Louis County Council

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 […]

Former STL County Councilman Kevin O’Leary arrested for DWI crash

Former St. Louis County Councilman Kevin O’Leary was arrested and booked in Affton on Friday for a DWI after causing a crash. According to police, officers from the Affton Southwest Precinct responded to the intersection of Tesson Ferry Road and Cedar Plaza Parkway for a report of a traffic accident in which two vehicles were blocking the roadway. O’Leary’s Ford Escape was turning from eastbound Cedar Plaza Parkway to southbound Tesson Ferry Road when it […]

Mizzou may provide data research for STL County’s drug monitoring program

County Executive Steve Stenger on Tuesday is recommending that the St. Louis County Council introduce 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 which Stenger is recommending comes from Dr. Faisal Khan, the director of the St. Louis County Department of Health, which would allow the county to enter into a […]

STL County Council member under investigation regarding possible charter violation

A special prosecutor has been assigned to investigate whether St. Louis County Councilman Ernie Trakas violated the county’s charter by working as an attorney for public school districts. On Wednesday, St. Louis County Circuit Judge Douglas Beach assigned St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar to investigate the issue. The county charter bars any councilman from holding state or local governmental employment. If Lohmar finds that Trakas violated the county charter, Trakas would have to […]

Not enough: Some oppose Stenger’s three percent raise for corrections medicine employees

At the St. Louis County Council meeting on Tuesday, some councilmembers along with a few public speakers opposed the county executive’s new plan to give corrections medicine employees a three percent raise. Communication from County Executive Steve Stenger recommends that the sum of $150,000 be appropriated to support a program for a 3 percent raise for employees assigned to and working in the Corrections Medicine Program of the Division of Health Services in the Department […]