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Hartmann: Sam Page Is All Talk on Race

St. Louis County Executive says all the right things, but has missed opportunities to make progress on racial justice. photo by Lexie Miller by Ray Hartmann Posted in Riverfront Times July 7, 2020 With friends like St. Louis County Executive Sam Page, the Black community in the county doesn’t need enemies. That was hinted from the moment on April 29, 2019, that Page steamrolled any consideration of selecting then-Councilwoman Hazel...

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After St. Louis County updated building codes, Home...

Carpenter completing wood trusses at a residential construction site. (123rf.com) by Jacob Barker Posted in St. Louis Post Dispatch July 5, 2020 CLAYTON — After a long-delayed update to St. Louis County’s building codes late last year, environmental groups and the home building industry are lining up behind different candidates in the August primary election that will determine the balance of power in St. Louis County. On one side, the Home Builders Association of...

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Stenger’s chief of staff believed Rochelle Walton Gray...

District four councilwoman Rochelle Walton Gray listens to a statement from Tashonda Troupe on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in the County Council chambers in Clayton. The meeting was called to discuss county jail procedures after the deaths of three inmates, however no representatives from the jail attended. Photo by Colter Peterson, cpeterson@post-dispatch.com posted in St. Louis Post Dispatch September 3, 2019 by Jeremy Kohler, Jacob Barker CLAYTON — A top aide to...

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No lobbyist gifts for state lawmakers, but local...

Busch Stadium during a 2011 game. Photo by Chris Lee, clee@post-dispatch.com Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch May 21, 2020 by Kurt Erickson JEFFERSON CITY — Although Missouri lawmakers are banned from accepting all but the smallest gifts from lobbyists, local officials continue to rake in freebies from companies doing business with cities and counties. A review of reports filed with state ethics regulators shows tickets to Cardinals and Blues games...

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Editorial: County Council suffers buyer’s remorse after relinquishing...

Members of the St. Louis County Council conduct an online meeting Tuesday afternoon. In addition to members of the council, county employees Chris Grahn-Howard, Diann Valenti and Beth Orwick are seen in this screenshot. Councilman Mark Harder also participated in the meeting.  Posted in St. Louis Post-Dispatch May 20, 2020 by the Editorial Board St. Louis County Executive Sam Page got what he wanted: complete control over the $173.5 million...

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McClellan: An old-line liberal yearns for a party...

St. Louis County Chairwoman Lisa Clancy  Hillary Levin, Post-Dispatch published in St. Louis Post Dispatch by Bill McClellan May 10, 2020 I was raised in Chicago, and I am tolerant, sometimes even fond, of official malfeasance. But there is a right way and wrong way to do it, and in that sense, my fellow Democrats in St. Louis County have lost their way. If you read this newspaper, you already know...

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St. Louis County Sets Up Relief Fund For...

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page announces the formation of a small business relief fund on Friday. David Kovaluk I St. Louis Public Radio published in St. Louis Public Radio by Jason Rosenbaum May 1, 2020 St. Louis County Executive Sam Page is rolling out a federally funded program aimed at helping small businesses hurt by the COVID-19 economic crisis. At a press conference on Friday, Page said he’s establishing...

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Florissant man opens food pantry in his front...

published in Fox2Now by Andy Banker April 27, 2020 FLORISSANT, Mo. – A retired homebuilder is stepping up in a big way during the coronavirus pandemic. He has started a food pantry in his front yard on Lindsay Lane in Florissant. People are no longer just taking food, they’re dropping off donations. “We have Idaho potatoes, sweet potatoes, we’ve got apples, canned soup, canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned beans,” said...

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St. Louis County Council surrender of relief oversight...

The St. Louis County Council met on April 21, 2020 via Cisco Webex. Pictured with the council’s seven members are Diann Valenti, chief deputy county clerk, and County Executive Sam Page. by Jeremy Kohler published in St. Louis Post Dispatch April 23, 2020 CLAYTON — As St. Louis County Executive Sam Page’s administration prepared to accept $173.5 million in federal coronavirus relief this week, his staff offered little more than...

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St. Louis County Council fails to pass bills...

A bill that could have started funding additional testing in St. Louis County as soon as Wednesday failed to pass at Tuesday night’s county council meeting. published in KMOV4 by Alexis Zotos April 21, 2020 CLAYTON, Mo. (KMOV.com) - A bill that could have started funding additional testing in St. Louis County as soon as Wednesday failed to pass at Tuesday night’s county council meeting. St. Louis County Council members...

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