County Council

Resignations Force County to Hire More OfficersSt. Louis County Police are hanging up the "help wanted" sign, as many officers with 10 to 20 years of experience are leaving.
It's Too Late to Stop Construction on Oakville Senior CenterSt. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley says the construction of the senior center in Oakville can't be stopped by the government.
Email Suggests Tax Increase or Park Closures in St. Louis CountyAn email suggests that if voters deny tax increase, then Co. Exec Dooley is "in a better position to make drastic cuts in the parks"
Cell Towers Stripped of Copper; St. Louis County Considers Crack-DownHopes to better keep track of scrap thieves to steal from cars, air conditioners and even phone lines and cell towers.
Amid Budget "Crisis," St. Louis County Buys New Vehicles, Overlooks AccountsSt. Louis County's parks department spent a half-million dollars on new cars and trucks, while people were being laid off and parks were threatened with closure.
Dooley Denies Lost Bank Account, Stenger Says There Are More"They have left funds just lying in accounts that would've been very helpful during the alleged financial crisis," councilman Steve Stenger said.
$3 Million Sent to Assist Lambert Cargo Campaign"That particular project is not strong enough or firm enough" to warrant the grant, St. Louis County councilwoman Colleen Wasinger said.
More Time Given to St. Charles County Tax StragglersAn emergency vote by County Council members means those who pay before January 23rd will not be assessed interest or penalties.
St. Louis County Council Hears Woman Shelter ComplaintsKathy J. Weinman urged the St. Louis County Council to take immediate action, and ensure that women are never turned away from the shelter bearing her name.
St. Louis County Job Cuts In QuestionSt. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley laid out Monday exactly how many employees he believes he needs to balance the budget.
St. Louis Co. Exec. Spikes Proposed Property Tax Increase"I think that's off the table for right now, so I'm going to leave that alone," he declared.
St. Louis County Council to Explore Tax Hike AlternativesWhile council members are focusing on ways to avoid issuing pink slips, public speakers at Tuesday's meeting were less forgiving.

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