Tag: St. Louis County

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.  […]

Two suspects charged with taking photographs of children in bathroom stalls

The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announced on Tuesday that they charged two suspects photographing children using the bathroom in a St. Louis County mall. Suspect Heather McDorman, 29, of Barnhart, was charged for one count of Invasion of Privacy and three counts of Statutory Sodomy or Attempted Statutory Sodomy, Deviate Sexual Intercourse – Person Less than 12 Years of Age. McDorman is being held on a $250,000 cash only bond. The St. Louis […]

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 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 […]

St. Louis County Encourages Increased Awareness and Testing on Women and Girl’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

St. Louis County encouraged increased awareness and testing on Women and Girl’s HIV/Aids Awareness Day on Saturday. The day is celebrated annually on March 10 to give people an opportunity to reflect on the impact that HIV and AIDS has had on women and girls, and the unique challenges they face. The day also serves as an opportunity to unify in response to the epidemic, increase awareness, celebrate the great strides made in prevention, care, […]

Rep. Courtney Allen Curtis to Hold Special Committee Hearing on Airport Oversight

Rep. Courtney Allen Curtis, D-Ferguson, chair of the Special Committee on Urban Issues, will host a special committee hearing on Monday to discuss two pieces of legislation. The first bill  HB 2745, will establish The St. Louis Airport Oversight Commission consisting of members from cities adjacent to the St. Louis Lambert International Airport. This committee will have the power to review, and possibly veto, any decision from the airport’s governing body that could have a substantial […]

Saint Louis Zoo agrees on land purchase in St. Louis County

The Saint Louis Zoo Association and the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 562 announced Friday that they have entered into a sale agreement for the union’s 452-acre complex in north St. Louis County for $7.1 million. According to the zoo, the funds were allocated using privately donated funds. The space would be used for the zoo’s continued effort to mission to conserve animals. Jeffrey Bonner, the chief executive officer of the Saint Louis […]

STL County PD looking for suspect who hit an off-duty officer with vehicle

The St. Louis County Police Department is still on the hunt for a suspect after an off-duty officer was hit by their fleeing vehicle near a South County Costco.   Police said at approximately 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday an off-duty officer was shopping at Costco, located at 4200 Rusty Road, near South County Mall, when he was told by store employees that two customers were stealing from the store. The police officer, a 20-year veteran […]

RELEASE: Mantovani commits to new ethics plan involving reforms in political fundraising and government practices

MANTOVANI COMMITS TO NEW ETHICS PLAN INVOLVING REFORMS IN POLITICAL FUNDRAISING AND GOVERNMENT PRACTICES, ELIMINATING THE “CORRUPTION TAX” IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY St. Louis, MO (March 7, 2018) – As an extension to his commitment to transform the St. Louis region, Democratic County Executive candidate Mark Mantovani Wednesday announced a sweeping ethics reform plan committed to revising political fundraising and other government practices as County Executive. Mantovani pointed to a litany of bad financial deals […]