Tag: St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger

Loomis resigns as Clayton Township Democratic committeeman

Missouri’s youngest elected official is taking a break from politics — at least for now. After five years as the Clayton Township’s Democratic committeeman, serving as a liaison between his township’s voters and the Democratic Party, and treasurer of the St. Louis County Democratic Central Committee, Jimmy Loomis resigned both positions effective Feb. 15, in order to assume a position in international business development at the World Trade Center in St. Louis. St. Louis County Executive […]

2018 preview of St. Louis County politics

It’s a busy world in St. Louis County politics, whether it’s some members of the County Council having an ongoing feud with the executive branch of the county, some veteran members opting out of re-election, or the upcoming County Executive race — 2018 is sure to have some surprises in store. A taste of what’s to come It’s not a secret that some members of the St. Louis County Council like Sam Page and Hazel […]

STL County Council still wrestle where Prop P funds should go to

St. Louis County Corrections Medicine staff at the St. Louis County Council meeting on Tuesday asked for a pay raise through Proposition P, after debate between some councilmembers and St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger — a compromise will be sought. During the public forum phase of at the County Council meeting, numerous medical service staff requested that they receive a raise from Prop P because they believe their line of work is still a […]

STL County to conduct homeless count

St. Louis County officials announced Tuesday that they will be counting the number of unsheltered people who aren’t seeking refuge in the county’s homeless shelters. According to the county, the study is part of federally required Point-in-Time Homeless Count. The purpose of the study is to identify the homeless not staying in a shelter on Wednesday, January 24th. On January 25th, volunteers will canvass St. Louis County from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. to find […]

MetroLink security audit moving forward

CLAYTON — A security analysis of St. Louis’ MetroLink system will be moving forward in the next couple weeks, St. Louis County officials announced Tuesday. The East-West Gateway Council of Governments will begin seeking bids this month for a comprehensive security analysis of the MetroLink light rail system, county officials said in a statement. East-West Gateway is undertaking the study at the request of the leaders of the three jurisdictions that fund MetroLink — St. […]

St. Louis County Port Authority purchases Jamestown Mall property

After a long process, the St. Louis County Port Authority now owns all the property at the derelict Jamestown Mall site in Florissant and are hearing requests for proposals (RFP) to redevelop the site. At St. Louis County Executive Stenger’s urging, the St. Louis County Port Authority actively negotiated to secure all of the Jamestown property. The mall, which had multiple owners, closed in 2014. In 2015, County Executive Stenger traveled to New York to meet […]

RELEASE: County Executive and Public Health Department Urge All Residents to Be Cautious During Record Flu Season

Clayton, MO – Influenza season has arrived and both County Executive Steve Stenger and the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health are urging all county residents to be cautious as flu numbers have risen in recent weeks. “This isn’t just about protecting yourself, although that is certainly important,” said County Executive Stenger. “If you’re sick, stay home and rest.” St. Louis City and County have seen an uptick in flu cases. It is important […]

Stenger moves to reduce STL County Council budget increase

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger on Wednesday used an executive order to reduce $500,000 in spending that the St. Louis County Council approved late last year. The appropriation that’s being reduced was a $500,000 increase to the St. Louis County Council’s own budget. Stenger announced the change on KMOX’s Mark Reardon show, stating that he had the authority under the county charter to move line-item spending and that he was moving the money back […]

Horse-drawn carriage rides in Tilles Park brought to a halt due to cold weather, lawsuit

St. Louis County announced it will prohibit horse-drawn carriage rides at Winter Wonderland in Tilles Park this weekend due to extremely cold temperatures. The decision from county officials comes after an animal rights group sued to stop the carriage rides at the park in Ladue. St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger responded by releasing a statement Thursday afternoon stating the carriage rides would be brought to a halt the when the temperature dips to 15 degrees or […]

Raja’s 25th birthday honored with proclamations from Mayor Krewson and County Executive Stenger

Though he wasn’t there to see it, St. Louis’ beloved elephant Raja had a big birthday bash Wednesday at the St. Louis Zoo. The elephant of the hour who turned 25 years old didn’t make an appearance at his own birthday party, however. Due to the extremely cold temperatures, zoo officials said Raja spent the day indoors with the other elephants in a climate-controlled barn. Zoo officials added that Raja received plenty of cool treats […]