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.
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.
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.
Sports Illustrated senior editor Mark Godich talks about his new book, “Tigers vs. Jayhawks.”
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.
After an hour of testimony, County Councilman Steve Stenger didn’t address the crowd as he received and filed the Planing Committee recommendation to allow the project to continue.
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.