A St. Louis county councilwoman is demanding answers from County Executive Charlie Dooley after Standard & Poor’s downgraded the county’s bond rating last week.
For the past three weeks, County Executive Charlie Dooley has said he will present his nominations the following week. The story was the same Tuesday.
The St. Louis County Council has a copy of the budget and will have its first opportunity to vote on it next Tuesday.
The five-person board has been operating with just two members, one shy of the three-vote quorum, after a series of resignations this summer in the wake of an FBI investigation.
County Executive Charlie Dooley said earlier this week that Spence’s background check came back clean and he was hoping his nominee would be approved in the coming days.
Dooley nominated businessman and former Republican gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence to the board when former chairman Gregory Sansone stepped down in August.
Documents show that the ongoing fire at the Bridgeton Landfill is not the first to come close to nearby radioactive waste at the West Lake Landfill.
Councilman Steve Stenger raised $223,000 in the last quarter, nearly twice as much as County Executive Charlie Dooley’s $118,000.
Stenger officially announced his candidacy for the County Executive seat Tuesday before a crowd of about hundred union leaders, firefighters, police officials and democratic county councilmen Mike O’Mara and Pat Dolan.
A member of the county council is expected to announce he is running against St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley in the Democratic primary.