Update: Tax Increase Passed By County Council, Moves to April BallotThe half-cent increase in the sales tax would generate about $80 million in St. Louis county.
County Considering Sales Tax Increase to Fund Public Safety ImprovementsThe tax would generate $46 million a year for the county, and $34 million for the other municipalities - generating $80 million total annually.
Some Want to Snuff Out City Councilman's Smoking Age IncreaseBill Hannegan of Keep St. Louis Free thinks the County Council is moving too quickly when it comes to the minimum age change.
Residents Collect 2,000 Signatures, Try to Stop Apartment ConstructionJHB Properties is seeking to build 10 residential buildings, a community center and pool near Tesson Ferry and Bauer Roads.
South County Residents Speak Out Against Proposed Apartment ComplexJHB Properties is proposing a 232 unit apartment complex in that area.
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.