St. Louis County http://news.stlpublicradio.org en New Agreement Between St. Louis County And Sewer District Promises More Business http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-agreement-between-st-louis-county-and-sewer-district-promises-more-business <p>It's being billed as another way to spur economic development in the region.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">St. Louis County and the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District announced Wednesday a new agreement to share software that will track and manage construction permits.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Officials from the two entities said having one system for permitting will be more cost-effective for both governmental agencies. It will also speed up the process for those seeking permits.</span></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 22:06:25 +0000 Maria Altman 36522 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Agreement Between St. Louis County And Sewer District Promises More Business Chesterfield Mayor's Secession Talk Raises Eyebrows — And Faces Long, Long Odds http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/chesterfield-mayors-secession-talk-raises-eyebrows-and-faces-long-long-odds <p><strong>(Updated on Wednesday at 4 p.m.)</strong></p><p>The mayor of Chesterfield is sticking by his threat for his city to secede from St. Louis County, contending that his city is fed up with a lack of progress on changing the county’s sales tax distribution system.&nbsp;</p><p>But St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley has dismissed the threat, calling Chesterfield Mayor Bob Nation’s comments “over the top.”</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 09:41:12 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 35911 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Chesterfield Mayor's Secession Talk Raises Eyebrows — And Faces Long, Long Odds St. Louis County Councilwoman Kathleen Burkett Dies http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-councilwoman-kathleen-burkett-dies <p>St. Louis County Councilwoman Kathleen Kelly Burkett has died at the age of 68.&nbsp;</p><p>Burkett, D-Overland, was diagnosed with cancer last year while serving as chairwoman of the St. Louis County Council. She continued to serve as a councilwoman while undergoing chemotherapy, but she had been absent from meetings the past few weeks.</p><p>In a statement Sunday, St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley praised Burkett as someone who “took care of her constituents like they were her own family.”</p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 18:17:55 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 35072 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County Councilwoman Kathleen Burkett Dies As Dooley and Stenger Duke It Out, Zimmerman Seeks Quieter Re-Election Bid http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dooley-and-stenger-duke-it-out-zimmerman-seeks-quieter-re-election-bid <p>In some strange, alternate universe, St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman would be running for a third term on the St. Louis County Council.&nbsp;</p><p>Back in the mid-2000s, the Olivette Democrat seemed to be on a collision course with Barbara Fraser, a fellow Democrat, for the 5th District council seat. But the two agreed on a deal: Fraser would run for county council while Zimmerman would run for Fraser's spot in the Missouri House.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 02:24:05 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 34018 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org As Dooley and Stenger Duke It Out, Zimmerman Seeks Quieter Re-Election Bid County Assessor To Review Property Tax Exemptions Of Non-Profit Groups http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/county-assessor-review-property-tax-exemptions-non-profit-groups <p>The St. Louis County Assessor’s Office will undertake a review of all tax-exempt properties in the county to confirm their owners still qualify for the tax break.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Exemptions have been granted to thousands of non-profit groups because their properties are used for charitable, religious or educational purposes, but some of them no longer qualify, said County Assessor Jake Zimmerman.</span></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:46:50 +0000 Joseph Leahy 33702 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org County Assessor To Review Property Tax Exemptions Of Non-Profit Groups Access, Attitude Make It Tough To Address Homelessness In St. Louis County http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/access-attitude-make-it-tough-address-homelessness-st-louis-county <p>This winter, St. Louis County did something it hadn't done before - it opened a temporary shelter where homeless men and women could go to get out of the cold. It's a small piece of a <a href="https://stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/human-services/homeless-services/documents/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&amp;pageid=50340" target="_blank">10-year plan to battle homelessness</a> that St. Louis City and County signed onto in 2004. But obstacles remain to implementing the rest of the ideas in that document.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 08:36:12 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 33622 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Access, Attitude Make It Tough To Address Homelessness In St. Louis County Crime In Parts Of St. Louis County The Lowest In 44 Years http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/crime-parts-st-louis-county-lowest-44-years <p>Crime in the parts of St. Louis County covered by the county’s police department dropped 7.4 percent between 2012 and 2013, according to numbers released by the department today.</p><p>This is the fifth straight year for a decrease - something St. Louis County Chief of Police Tim Fitch called a "great accomplishment." &nbsp;The latest figures bring the total level of crime to its lowest point since 1969.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 22:37:08 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 33095 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Crime In Parts Of St. Louis County The Lowest In 44 Years Stenger Demands Earls' Resignation Over Health Department Scheme http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stenger-demands-earls-resignation-over-health-department-scheme <p>St. Louis County Councilman Steve Stenger wants the county’s second-in-command to resign.&nbsp;</p><p>Stenger, D-Affton, said on Tuesday that Chief Operating Officer Garry Earls <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-health-department-director-answers-questions-about-possible-misuse-funds">should be held accountable for, among other things, fraud in the county’s health department.</a></p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 04:12:30 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 33021 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Stenger Demands Earls' Resignation Over Health Department Scheme Officials Urge Caution During Cold Weather http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/officials-urge-caution-during-cold-weather <p></p><p><strong>Updated at 5:50 p.m. Monday with information from latest city briefing</strong></p> Sat, 04 Jan 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, Kelly MacNeil, The Associated Press, Julie Bierach & WSIU 32774 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Officials Urge Caution During Cold Weather Boeing To Add Hundreds Of Research Jobs In St. Louis County http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/boeing-add-hundreds-research-jobs-st-louis-county <p>Boeing has been on the minds of the Show-Me State's political figures lately, thanks to the effort to lure the manufacturing of the 777X&nbsp;airplane to Missouri. &nbsp;Now, the company is planning to bring several hundred research and development jobs to the St. Louis region.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:32:04 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32215 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Boeing To Add Hundreds Of Research Jobs In St. Louis County