Tag: St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger

St. Louis County Council moves forward with investigation of Stenger’s Northwest Crossings lease, St. Ann residents speak out

The St. Louis County Council on Tuesday night moved forward with a report requesting the U.S. attorney and Missouri attorney general investigate government leases initiated by County Executive Steve Stenger and some of his donors. By a vote of 5-0 with one abstention and one absent, the seven-member council approved a report from its Ethics Committee calling into question whether County Executive Steve Stenger took campaign money from developers of the Northwest Crossings (NWC) legally. Councilman Pat […]

Gov. Parson to meet with President Trump, Stenger this week

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In just his third week in office, Governor Mike Parson will continue discussions to identify the best solutions to address Missouri’s top issues and priorities with meetings at the White House. According to the governor’s spokesperson, Parson is scheduled to have lunch with a group of governors and President Donald Trump Thursday before heading back to the Show-Me State that evening. Parson will sit in on Cabinet-level meetings to discuss the needs […]

St. Louis County Ethics Committee wants U.S. attorney, AG to investigate leases tied to Stenger donors

In a new report released by the St. Louis County Ethics Committee Tuesday, members urged the seven-member St. Louis County Council to request the U.S. attorney and Missouri attorney general investigate government leases initiated by County Executive Steve Stenger and some of his donors. The report alleges Stenger and his staff ignored the advice of the St. Louis County Department of Public Works when negotiating the leases of  Northwest Crossings (NWC), which went to the […]

Stenger signs executive order to “Ban the Box” on St. Louis County employment applications

PHOTO: St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger signs an executive order removing questions about a job candidate’s criminal history from initial applications for employment within county government on Monday at the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis. FERGUSON — Potential employees convicted of a crime seeking government employment will no longer have to check the box in St. Louis County. Under an executive order signed Monday at the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, County […]

RELEASE: County Executive Stenger announces major labor endorsements

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger announced today he has received the endorsements from the St. Louis Labor Council, St. Louis Carpenters, and the St. Louis Building Trades Council. These unions represent tens of thousands of union members in St. Louis County. “I am humbled and honored to have these endorsements,” said Stenger. Throughout his career, Stenger has always stood with organized labor and never wavered. His father was a union lineman and his grandfather […]

St. Charles judge sets date for hearing to decide whether Trakas stays as councilman

A hearing to determine whether 6th District St. Louis County Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, has violated a county charter has been set by a St. Charles Circuit Judge. The proceeding is scheduled for June 28 at 9 a.m. in front of Judge Daniel Pelikan. A St. Charles County special prosecutor in April asked the St. Louis County courts to remove Trakas from his position, deeming that he violated the county charter by working for three area […]

Mantovani campaign disputes poll showing Stenger lead in race for St. Louis County Executive, research group stands by results

A St. Louis County Executive challenger is disputing a new poll that showed him losing to his incumbent opponent in the Democratic primary election race. The poll, conducted by Remington Research Group on behalf of nonpartisan Missouri Scout and released Saturday, showed current County Executive Steve Stenger leading Mark Mantovani, a lawyer and former CEO and chairman of the marketing firm Ansira, by 35 points — 50 percent to 15 — and about 28 percent still undecided. The poll […]

RELEASE: Mantovani says Missouri Scout poll draws false conclusions, incorrect candidate listing and other data-collection inaccuracies

A recent survey released by Remington Research Group (RRG) on behalf of Missouri Scout, a news service covering state politics, is not just an outlier but should not be taken seriously by anyone who believes in using scientific research as a means of ballot testing before an election. In addition to the glaring mistake of continuing to list a third candidate in the race for St. Louis County Executive, Bill Ray, who withdrew weeks ago, […]

Mantovani: Resignation of Bi-State Development Agency CEO, John Nations, points to County Executive’s failure to effectively address MetroLink public safety

The resignation of John Nations, President and CEO of Bi-State Development is  “regrettable and a predictable reaction to the lack of cooperation from the St. Louis County Executive,” according to Democrat candidate for St. Louis County Executive Mark Mantovani. “Any reasonable CEO would be frustrated by the County Executive’s failure to effectively address crime and public safety on the MetroLink.” County Executive Stenger took responsibility for MetroLink security in a Memorandum of Understanding dated May […]

St. Louis County Police Department rolls out Special Response Unit

A new police force tasked with assisting communities all over St. Louis County is officially on patrol. St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, along with St. Louis County Police Chief Colonel Jon Belmar, announced Tuesday that the St. Louis County Police Special Response Unit (SRU) is beginning operations in Northwoods. The new unit, funded by the public safety sales tax Proposition P, will emphasize community policing and feature two-officer patrol cars going out on the […]