Mike O’Mara

First Lyft, Now Airbnb? Entrepreneurs Fret Over RegulationsThere may be a new license proposed for residential rentals in the county, but entrepreneurs are hoping that it doesn't cause regulation of a source that they use.
St. Louis County Soccer Park Plans Stir Arguments on CouncilOne St. Louis County Councilman has been trying to get a soccer complex built in Creve Coeur Park for three years now, but now that it's finally on the council docket, he says he's not happy.
Dooley Gets "Unhinged" During Private Fundraising Speech
Funding Disputes Delay Vote on St. Louis County BudgetThe county council was set to perfect the budget bills at Tuesday night's meeting but issues during negotiations have councilors putting on the brakes.
Spence Rescinds His Nomination For County Police BoardCounty 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.
Fundraising Totals Show Stenger Ahead of DooleyCouncilman Steve Stenger raised $223,000 in the last quarter, nearly twice as much as County Executive Charlie Dooley's $118,000.
County Council Approves Background Checks for Police BoardThe 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.
County Council Delays Police Board AppointmentsIn 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.
County Approves Economic Partnership With CityMany citizens are concerned the move is one step closer to a merger between the city and county.
County Council To Consider Stricter Smoking BanThe smoking ban passed in 2009 allowed for some bars to be grandfathered in but councilman Mike O'Mara wants to change that.
Smoking Ban Exempts Under FireSt. Louis County council member says he's ready to introduce bill to strengthen law.
County Arch Tax Proposal Pushed Back To Next YearThe 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.
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