The county council was set to perfect the budget bills at Tuesday night’s meeting but issues during negotiations have councilors putting on the brakes.
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.
Councilman Steve Stenger raised $223,000 in the last quarter, nearly twice as much as County Executive Charlie Dooley’s $118,000.
The council passed the measure by a 5-2 vote at Tuesday night’s meeting. Council Chairwoman Kathleen Burkett of Overland and Councilwoman Hazel Erby of University City voted against the bill.
In a Committee of the Whole meeting before the actual meeting, four members of the seven-person council voted to hold off on the nominations, claiming they need more information.
Many citizens are concerned the move is one step closer to a merger between the city and county.
The smoking ban passed in 2009 allowed for some bars to be grandfathered in but councilman Mike O’Mara wants to change that.
St. Louis County council member says he’s ready to introduce bill to strengthen law.
The St. Louis County Council introduced a bill Tuesday that would put the 3/16 of a cent sales tax increase to a vote of the people in the spring.
Charlie Dooley says he was “surprised” to hear that his longtime colleague, county council chairman Mike O’Mara, had criticized him